Standring column: John Lewis: Legislator and Civil Rights icon, touching true greatness


Columns share an author’s personal perspective.*****John Lewis, longtime U.S. congressman and civil rights icon for “good trouble,” was buried on July 27. The Georgia legislator was legendary for his lifelong patriotic protest and dissent against inequality. He played major roles in the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. I once held his hand.Few can connect the signing of the 1965 Voting Rights Act with getting their heads cracked open. That’s […]  » Read More

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