The funeral of Congressman and Civil Rights Activist John Lewis will be held today (July 30th) at the famed Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton are all expected to speak a Lewis’ homegoing celebration. This would conclude a week-long celebration of the life of Lewis starting with a celebration in his hometown of Troy, Alabama, and his body crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge one final time. Lewis became the first Black lawmaker to lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday as onlookers paid their respects to the civil rights champion on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Lewis, who passed away on July 17th from pancreatic cancer at the age of 80.
TV One will have exclusive coverage of the event. You can watch today’s homegoing above.
Get In Good Trouble: Remembering The Life & Legacy Of Rep. John Lewis
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Terrible terrible news. Just heard that John Lewis has passed away this evening. Our heroes. All our heroes. May we live lives that are worthy of what they gave to us. Rest in Power brother Lewis. You gave us all such good trouble.— Phillip Atiba Goff (@DrPhilGoff) July 18, 2020
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The @TheBlackCaucus Mourns the Loss of Congressman John Lewis https://t.co/9qRE2uRq1L— The Black Caucus (@TheBlackCaucus) July 18, 2020
The world has lost a legend; the civil rights movement has lost an icon, the City of Atlanta has lost one of its most fearless leaders, and the CBC has lost our longest serving member. pic.twitter.com/2VNbgP8fqd
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.@RepJohnLewis was a titan of the civil rights movement whose goodness, faith and bravery transformed our nation. Every day of his life was dedicated to bringing freedom and justice to all. pic.twitter.com/xMbfAUhLUv— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) July 18, 2020
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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:https://t.co/KbVfYt5CeQ— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 18, 2020
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John Lewis was an American treasure.— Martin Luther King III (@OfficialMLK3) July 18, 2020
He gave a voice to the voiceless, and he reminded each of us that the most powerful nonviolent tool is the vote.
Our hearts feel empty without our friend, but we find comfort knowing that he is free at last.
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As a young organizer in politics, John Lewis was an icon. He was among the first Freedom Riders at 21 years old risking his life to desegregate public transportation, was a leader in organizing his generation for Civil Rights, & spoke at the 1963 March at 23 years old pic.twitter.com/SSMCCbVmI0— Atima Omara (@atima_omara) July 18, 2020
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We are deeply saddened by the passing of John Lewis. His life-long mission for justice, equality and freedom left a permanent impression on our nation and world. The NAACP extends our sincerest condolences to his family, and we send prayers of comfort and strength to all.— NAACP (@NAACP) July 18, 2020
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John Lewis was an icon who fought with every ounce of his being to advance the cause of civil rights for all Americans. I'm devastated for his family, friends, staff—and all those whose lives he touched.— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) July 18, 2020
My friend, thank you for showing the world what #GoodTrouble looks like. pic.twitter.com/cvG8nSJCW5
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Thank you for it all, Congressman John Lewis. You will be remembered beyond all of the tomorrows. Another one of our Great Men has left us. God’s covering to you and your loved ones. #RestInPeaceJohnLewis pic.twitter.com/QJXHs2p8NN— Kasim Reed (@KasimReed) July 18, 2020
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Rarely is there an individual who sacrificed so much to make the world more just, but Congressman John Lewis did. I cannot even begin to put into words the contributions he made to the world.— Lucy McBath (@lucymcbath) July 18, 2020
I love you, Congressman.
May God rest your soul. pic.twitter.com/1V0UAsNS27
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