Saturday, 18 July 2020

RIP John Lewis

quote [ Representative John Lewis, a son of sharecroppers and an apostle of nonviolence who was bloodied at Selma and across the Jim Crow South in the historic struggle for racial equality, and who then carried a mantle of moral authority into Congress, died on Friday. He was 80. ]

I'm not from the US, nor do I live there...but still I'm saddened.
[SFW] [obituaries] [+2]
[by Bob Denver@10:02amGMT]

Comments

Space_1889 said @ 2:08am GMT on 19th Jul
Too bad there is not a +1 Sad. He was one of the men I really admired, and as an American I am sad to see his passing.
TM said @ 2:51am GMT on 20th Jul
We're running out of people who participated in the Civil Rights movement's heyday, those who can speak clearly and bluntly about the painful effects of ingrained societal racism. It's our loss. Learn from these people while we can!

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