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6 months ago

Latest graphic novel about John Lewis coming in August

The award-winning graphic novels about congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis will continue a year after his death
6 months ago
8 months ago

Proposal to put statue of Rep. John Lewis in US Capitol advances in Georgia

A proposal to erect a statue of late U.S. House Representative John Lewis in the U.S. Capitol building has advanced in Georgia.
8 months ago
Proposal to put statue of Rep. John Lewis in US Capitol advances
8 months ago

Atlanta park is home to huge 'earthwork' portrait of Rep. John Lewis

An Atlanta park is now home to a portrait of the late civil rights icon.
8 months ago
Atlanta park is home to huge 'earthwork' portrait of Rep. John Lewis
10 months ago

Georgia congresswoman-elect on filling John Lewis’ seat

Nikema Williams is the first woman to serve as a representative in Georgia's 5th Congressional District, which was held since 1987 by the late civil rights icon John Lewis.
10 months ago
Georgia congresswoman-elect on filling John Lewis’ seat
1 year ago

Hall, Franklin head to runoff for rest of John Lewis’ term

Former Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall and former Morehouse College President Robert Franklin are advancing to a Dec. 1 runoff in the special election to fill the remainder of the term of the late John Lewis
1 year ago
Georgia voters choose short-term successor to John Lewis
1 year ago

Democrats lean on the late-Rep. John Lewis in new voter registration push

National Democrats are leaning on the late-Rep. John Lewis, a towering leader of the Civil Rights Movement, as part of a new push to register voters.
1 year ago
Democrats lean on the late-Rep. John Lewis in new voter registration push
1 year ago

Troy University names building for civil rights icon Lewis

Troy University is renaming a university building for the late Congressman John Lewis
1 year ago
1 year ago

John Lewis' funeral features overwhelming calls to vote

President Barack Obama delivered a eulogy at Rep. John Lewis' funeral in Georgia.
1 year ago
John Lewis' funeral features overwhelming calls to vote
1 year ago

Meet the 12-year-old boy who recited John Lewis' favorite poem at his funeral

As mourners gathered to honor civil rights icon and late congressman John Lewis, one young man read Lewis' favorite poem.
1 year ago
12-year-old recites John Lewis' favorite poem at funeral
1 year ago

Young activists read John Lewis' final words: 'Each generation must do its part'

In a posthumous op-ed, the late congressman and civil rights leader said he'd been "inspired" in his final days and called on young people to build a "nation and world society at peace with itself."
1 year ago
Young activists read John Lewis' final words: 'Each generation must do its part'
1 year ago

John Lewis laid to rest in Atlanta

Three former presidents attended Lewis’ funeral, including Barack Obama, who said the voting rights Lewis spent his life fighting for are once again under threat.
1 year ago
John Lewis laid to rest in Atlanta
1 year ago

READ: President Barack Obama's eulogy for Rep. John Lewis

President Barack Obama delivers Rep. John Lewis' eulogy on Thursday in Atlanta. Read the full text here.
1 year ago
Read Obama's eulogy for Rep. John Lewis
1 year ago

A celebration of Rep. John Lewis' life includes calls to vote, continue the fight

At the funeral service for the civil rights icon, former President Obama delivered a eulogy that lauded the Georgia congressman's legacy and pushed for a continued call to action in his spirit.
1 year ago
A celebration of Rep. John Lewis' life includes calls to vote, continue the fight
1 year ago

12-year-old recites poem at John Lewis’ funeral

Tybre Faw, who met the late congressman at a Selma march in 2018, recited one of his favorite poems at Lewis’ memorial service.
1 year ago
12-year-old recites poem at John Lewis’ funeral
1 year ago

Barack Obama's eulogy for John Lewis signals pivotal day in 2020 election: OPINION

Obama called for an increase in voting as Trump pushed for restrictions.
1 year ago
Obama's eulogy for John Lewis signals pivotal day in 2020 election: OPINION
1 year ago

Celebrating civil rights hero John Lewis

Former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama delivered emotional tributes to the late congressman who carried out a legacy of fighting for justice.
1 year ago
Celebrating civil rights hero John Lewis
1 year ago

Barack Obama remembers Rep. John Lewis at funeral

Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton also attended the service.
1 year ago
Barack Obama remembers Rep. John Lewis at funeral
1 year ago

Rep. John Lewis laid to rest in Atlanta

The funeral service for Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights icon, wrapped up after six days of memorials paying tribute to his life and legacy.
1 year ago
Rep. John Lewis laid to rest in Atlanta
1 year ago

Bill Clinton speaks at John Lewis’ funeral

Clinton served as the 42nd president of the United States.
1 year ago
Bill Clinton speaks at John Lewis’ funeral
1 year ago

Nancy Pelosi remembers Rep. John Lewis at funeral

Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton also attended the service.
1 year ago
Nancy Pelosi remembers Rep. John Lewis at funeral
1 year ago

Dr. Bernice King speaks at John Lewis’ funeral

King is the youngest daughter of the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
1 year ago
Dr. Bernice King speaks at John Lewis’ funeral
1 year ago

George W. Bush remembers Rep. John Lewis at funeral

Former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton also attended the service.
1 year ago
George W. Bush remembers Rep. John Lewis at funeral
1 year ago

Lewis in posthumous essay: 'Your turn to let freedom ring'

John Lewis spent his whole life fighting for civil rights — and he wanted to make sure the cause lived on after his death
1 year ago
1 year ago

John Lewis to be eulogized by President Obama

The Atlanta funeral of the late congressman and civil rights hero will be attended by three former presidents
1 year ago
John Lewis to be eulogized by President Obama
1 year ago

Congressman John Lewis's body has returned to Georgia

Former President Barack Obama will deliver the eulogy at the civil rights icon's funeral on Thursday.
1 year ago
Congressman John Lewis's body has returned to Georgia
1 year ago

The voice of the late Rep. John Lewis echoes in the Capitol during ceremony

The late Rep. John Lewis, who dedicated his life to voting rights, will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington before he's laid to rest in Georgia on Thursday.
1 year ago
Public to honor late Rep. John Lewis in unprecedented public viewing at US Capitol
1 year ago

Rep. John Lewis lies in state in Capitol Rotunda

A motorcade for the civil rights icon stopped at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memoriall, and the Lincoln Memorial as lawmakers on both sides honored Lewis’ legacy.
1 year ago
Rep. John Lewis lies in state in Capitol Rotunda
1 year ago

Rep. John Lewis lies in state at Capitol Rotunda

Memorials for the late congressman and civil rights leader were held in Alabama, Georgia and Washington, D.C.
1 year ago
Rep. John Lewis lies in state at Capitol Rotunda
1 year ago

Late Rep. John Lewis arrives at US Capitol to lie in state

The civil rights icon is being honored in a private ceremony in the Rotunda, followed by a public viewing through Tuesday.
1 year ago
Late Rep. John Lewis arrives at US Capitol to lie in state
1 year ago

Rep. John Lewis taken across Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma

Lewis was hit in the head with a billy club at a march on the bridge in 1965.
1 year ago
Rep. John Lewis taken across Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma
1 year ago

Erika Alexander on honoring Rep. John Lewis' legacy with documentary: 'I'm trying to do my part'

Alexander is one of the producers of the new documentary, "John Lewis: Good Trouble."
1 year ago
Producer of John Lewis documentary talks about honoring the congressman's legacy
1 year ago

6-day celebration of life for Rep. John Lewis continues Monday

Six days of funeral services for the late Rep. John Lewis -- who died July 17, after a months-long battle with pancreatic cancer -- began on Saturday.
1 year ago
6-day celebration of life for Rep. John Lewis continues Monday
1 year ago

Final goodbye for John Lewis in Alabama

The congressman's body will lie in state this afternoon after a weekend of events celebrating his life and legacy. ABC's Alex Presha reports.
1 year ago
Final goodbye for John Lewis in Alabama
1 year ago

John Lewis lies in state in Alabama

The late Rep. John Lewis crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, as part of a six-day celebration of life.
1 year ago
John Lewis lies in state in Alabama
1 year ago

Horse-drawn caisson carries late Rep. John Lewis through Selma

The civil rights icon made his final crossing on the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
1 year ago
Horse-drawn caisson carries late Rep. John Lewis through Selma
1 year ago

Video shows John Lewis dancing at a rally in 2018

Rep. John Lewis is seen dancing to Pharrell's "Happy" at a 2018 Stacey Abrams rally in Decatur, Georgia.
1 year ago
Video shows John Lewis dancing at a rally in 2018
1 year ago

Rep. John Lewis honored in his home state of Alabama

The late congressman was honored in Selma, kicking off a week-long celebration of his many years of service and civil rights activism.
1 year ago
Rep. John Lewis honored in his home state of Alabama
1 year ago

Family, friends gather at Brown Chapel for Rep. John Lewis service

Sunday's march from Brown Chapel to the Edmund Pettus Bridge is titled "#Good Trouble: Courage, Sacrifice & the Long March for Freedom."
1 year ago
Family, friends gather at Brown Chapel for Rep. John Lewis service
1 year ago

Rep. John Lewis makes final crossing of Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma

Hundreds of mourners watched the procession escorting the congressman's casket across the 1,284-foot bridge.
1 year ago
Rep. John Lewis makes final crossing of Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma
1 year ago

Remembering John Lewis ahead of Selma memorial service

ABC News' White House Correspondent Rachel Scott reports from the Edmund Pettis Bridge ahead of a memorial service to late Georgia Rep. John Lewis on "This Week."
1 year ago
Remembering John Lewis ahead of Selma memorial service
1 year ago

'The Boy from Troy': Funeral services begin for the late Rep. John Lewis

The life of Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights icon and longtime congressman, will be celebrated for six days.
1 year ago
The late Rep. John Lewis remembered in his hometown
1 year ago

Tributes for late Congressman John Lewis underway in Alabama

The civil rights leader lies in repose at his alma mater, Troy University.
1 year ago
Tributes for late Congressman John Lewis underway in Alabama
1 year ago

Memorials for the late Rep. John Lewis begin

The first of six days of funeral services for "The Boy from Troy" started on Saturday in his hometown Troy, Alabama.
1 year ago
Memorials for the late Rep. John Lewis begin
1 year ago

Weeklong celebration for Rep. John Lewis begins in Troy

The civil rights icon traveled from Atlanta to his hometown of Troy and will cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma one last time before reposing at various locations, including the U.S. Capitol.
1 year ago
Weeklong celebration for Rep. John Lewis begins in Troy
1 year ago

John Lewis’ casket leaves funeral home

Rep. John Lewis' casket left Willie Watkins Funeral Home in Atlanta, Georgia, around 6 a.m. Saturday.
1 year ago
John Lewis’ casket leaves funeral home
1 year ago

The two versions of John Lewis' March on Washington speech reveal the complexity of a young leader

John Lewis' March on Washington Speech was toned down from his original draft. Here are some passages that were changed with analysis from historian Angus Johnston.
1 year ago
John Lewis' March on Washington speech edits show complexity as a young leader
1 year ago

John Lewis to be laid to rest

The former congressman will lie in state at the Capitol next week.
1 year ago
John Lewis to be laid to rest
1 year ago

Congress honors late civil rights icon John Lewis

Lawmakers took to the House floor to pay tribute to the former congressman, who died at the age of 80 after battling pancreatic cancer.
1 year ago
Congress honors late civil rights icon John Lewis
1 year ago

House holds emotional moment of silence to honor John Lewis

The House honored the late Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., with an emotional moment of silence on the House floor Monday.
1 year ago
House holds emotional moment of silence for John Lewis
1 year ago

The legacy of Rep. John Lewis: House colleagues, activists honor Civil Rights icon

The congressman from Georgia, who marched with Dr. King and helped shape modern history, died at age 80. In his decades of public service, Lewis was known for making what he called "good trouble."
1 year ago
The legacy of Rep. John Lewis: House colleagues, activists honor Civil Rights icon