I can’t add to the well-deserved paeans to Congressman Lewis but I can share a few memories that hopefully highlight him as a person. Even with the most charitable interpretation I can’t say that I was close to, or truly knew him. I did have several close experiences with Congressman Lewis over a 12-year period.
Axios reports that the next biography from Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham will be about Congressman John Lewis. Set to be released in the fall, “His Truth is Marching On” will have an afterword from Cong. Lewis. From the post: Meacham calls it “an appreciative account of the major moments of Lewis’ life in the movement,
I suppose the real news here is Congressman John Lewis saying Joe Biden should pick a woman of color as his runningmate. It would be good to have a woman of color. It would be good to have a woman. It would be good to have a woman look like the rest of America —
I’m sorry, I should be more charitable and merely say: the most quixotic. Yeah. That’s it. Angela Stanton-King qualified to run against John Lewis. That alone makes it, stupid silly. But being a Republican doubles the–whatever adjective we’re using. Having your felony pardoned by President Trump trebles that. Her platform seems to be overall thin
The NAACP announced this year’s Chairman Award will go to Congressman John Lewis. Congressman Lewis will receive the honor during the February 22 NAACP Image Awards. NAACP Chairman Leon Russell hailed Lewis as a “modern hero in American history” who has “dedicated his life to protecting our constitutional rights, fighting injustice and speaking truth to
Truly we have achieved peak….something…when Congressman John Lewis and RuPaul are considered 1/50th of the world’s 100 most influential people. Writing in Time, Sen. Cory Booker said of Lewis: In the 1960s, Lewis was one of the “Big Six” civil rights leaders, and today he is the last remaining person alive who spoke at the March on