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Good Trouble Lives On: John Lewis Memorial Will Replace Confederate Monument
In an enduring tribute to his stubborn struggle "to save America from herself," Georgia officials this week voted to create a memorial to civil rights icon John Lewis in a historic square where an obelisk honoring Conferederate soldiers, aptly titled The Lost Cause, stood for over 100 years. Activists hope to portray Lewis in his Bloody Sunday trench coat and backpack, a symbol of young people as "catalysts for change in the world" and “a giant of a man with a humble heart. He met no strangers."