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John Lewis


Respecting the Dignity of Every Human Being: Reflections on John Lewis

"Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble."

Jack Payden-Travers ·


On 55th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act, Advocates Call on Congress to Fully Restore Law to Honor John Lewis's Fight for Justice

Since the Supreme Court gutted the law in 2013, more than 1,600 polling places have been closed, including many in largely-Black and Latino communities.

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


Follow John Lewis: Don't Let Trump Provoke Violence

If we want to win, we can't let Trump provoke us into violence.

Miles Mogulescu ·


It's Easy to Laugh at Louie Gohmert. But...

The Texas congressman's a dangerous fool, like the president he so admires.

Michael Winship ·


'Must-Watch' Obama Eulogy for John Lewis Includes Powerful Call for Americans to Rise Up for Voting Rights

"That seemed to me to be the most explicitly political Obama has been in his post-presidency."

Eoin Higgins, staff writer ·


Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation

Though I am gone, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe.

John Lewis ·


"No, I Won't Be Going": Trump Says He Will Not Pay Respects to John Lewis Lying in State

Trump said in January 2017 that Lewis, one of the original Freedom Riders, was "all talk" and "no action."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


Casket of Rep. John Lewis Carried Across Edmund Pettus Bridge 55 Years After Selma's Bloody Sunday

"An incredibly moving and fitting tribute for John Lewis, a man who carried the baton of justice until the very end."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


John Lewis, a Founding Father of American Democracy

John Lewis was a leader, but more workhorse than show horse. Show horses preen to win the applause of the crowd. Workhorses pull the wagon.

Jesse Jackson ·


With the Right to Boycott Under Attack, Some Members of Congress Are Pushing Back

Exercising one’s right to boycott is quintessentially American, and that reminder was clearly due

Manar Waheed ·