OBITUARY/IN REMEMBRANCE: Civil rights activist, icon and congressman, John Lewis dead at 80

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July 29, 2020 Jacob Hollifield News Writer Obituary/In Remembrance DC Spotlight’s Editor-in-chief Wendy Thompson and Congressman John Lewis In December 2019, John Lewis, the iconic civil rights leader and congressman from Georgia’s 5th congressional district, announced in a statement his diagnosis with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He said, “I have been in some kind of fight — for freedom, equality, basic human rights — for nearly my entire life. I have never faced a fight quite like the one I have now.” After [...]
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OBITUARY/IN REMEMBRANCE: Civil rights activist, icon and congressman, John Lewis dead at 80

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