John Lewis, Champion of Justice, Civil Rights Icon and Congressman, Dies at 80

John Lewis, the son of sharecroppers who became a civil rights icon and long-serving congressman from Georgia, died on Friday. He was 80 years old.  John Robert Lewis was born on February 21, 1940 in Troy, Alabama to Eddie and Willie Mae Lewis. He was one of 10 children. He attended the American Baptist Theological … Continue reading John Lewis, Champion of Justice, Civil Rights Icon and Congressman, Dies at 80