Rep. John Lewis Coverage
Editorial: Celebrating John Lewis as Trump seeks to stall an election
Friday, July 31, 2020 -- What a day of contrasts. We heard about a righteous man, raised in poverty and segregation being celebrated for his work to extend voting rights that were denied African Americans. We were confronted by a self-centered a man raised in wealth and privilege, looking to divide the nation and discredit the integrity of the election.
John Lewis mourned as 'founding father' of better America
Hailed as a “founding father” of a fairer, better United States, John Lewis was eulogized Thursday by three former presidents and others who urged Americans to continue the work of the civil rights icon in fighting injustice during a moment of racial reckoning.
Presidents, leaders, family, friends celebrate life of Congressman John Lewis
A "celebration of life" for civil rights icon John Lewis will be held beginning at 11 a.m. in Atlanta. Former President Barack Obama will deliver a eulogy. Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush also will attend and will participate in the funeral.
Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis lies in state at Capitol
In a solemn display of bipartisan unity, congressional leaders praised Democratic Rep. John Lewis as a moral force for the nation on Monday in a Capitol Rotunda memorial service rich with symbolism and punctuated by the booming, recorded voice of the late civil rights icon.
Rep. John Lewis honored with motorcade procession through Washington DC
Memorial events for Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. shift to Washington, DC. Lewis, a civil rights icon, will lie in state Monday in the Capitol Rotunda, the first Black lawmaker to receive one of the highest American honors, before a viewing for the public to be held outside.
John Lewis is first Black lawmaker to lie in state in US Capitol Rotunda
Lawmakers and the American public are paying their respects to the civil rights icon and late congressman, Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, on Monday as his body lies in state at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.