Civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis dead at 80

John Robert Lewis, the son of sharecroppers who survived a brutal beating by police during a landmark 1965 march in Selma, Alabama, to become a towering figure of the civil rights movement and a longtime US congressman, has died after a six-month battle with cancer. He was 80.

John Lewis most commonly refers to:

John Lewis (civil rights leader) (1940–2020), was a member of U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia.


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