We are saddened to learn of the passing of this Civil Rights Giant! We thank him for his service and his family for sharing him with us publicly. May he rest in peace.
John Robert Lewis, the son of sharecroppers who survived a brutal beating by police during a landmark 1965 march in Selma, Alabama, to become a towering figure of the civil rights movement and a longtime US congressman, has died after a six-month battle with cancer. He was 80.