Former American President, Barrack Obama have taken to social media to pen an emotional tribute to late congressman John Lewis.
As earlier reported that John Lewis, the civil rights hero and US Democratic
congressman died at the age of 80 after losing the battle against cancer.
Barrack Obama who formed a good friendship with John Lewis during his time
at the white house noted how he has impacted the lives of Americans positively
during his time on earth.
The former president noted that John Lewis lived to see his legacy play out in
such a meaningful, remarkable way adding that because of him Americans now have a
marching order to keep believing in the possibility of remaking this country they
love until it lives up to its full promise.
See his post below:
Lewis, who was born on 21 February 1940 in Alabama, became a prominent leader of
the civil rights movement in the 1960s.
A founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee,
he became its chair in 1963, and helped organised the March on Washington, when Martin Luther King Jr delivered his “I have a dream” speech.
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Not many of us get to live to see our own legacy play out in such a meaningful, remarkable way. John Lewis did. And thanks to him, we now all have our marching orders—to keep believing in the possibility of remaking this country we love until it lives up to its full promise.