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John Lewis dies at 80

“The icon of icons”: Remembering civil rights hero, Congressman John Lewis

A civil rights legend and representative of Georgia‚Äôs 5th District since 1987, John Lewis served his Atlanta constituents and the nation as the ‚Äúmoral conscience of Congress.‚ÄĚ Lewis died on July 17, 2020 at age 80.
John Lewis

14. John Lewis

John Lewis is in the midst of a victory lap right now. The longtime Democratic congressman, the last of the surviving ‚ÄúBig Six‚ÄĚ leaders of the civil rights movement, has spent the past several years honoring the legacy of the Selma march, paying tribute to the 1965 Voting Rights Act, and occasionally joining in nonviolent protests.

John Lewis’s memoir comes alive as a graphic novel

Lewis‚Äôs collaborators started the project with some trepidation. ‚ÄúThere was definitely a certain level of anxiety once I realized the scope,‚ÄĚ says illustrator Nate Powell. The artist is no pushover, however; his graphic novel "Swallow Me Whole" earned an Eisner Award, the comic industry‚Äôs highest accolade.

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