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Civil Rights Leader John Lewis Dies At 80

Civil Rights leader John Lewis has sadly passed away at the age of 80 after battling six long months with cancer. Lewis is one of the marchers who survived a brutal beating by police in 1965 during the Civil Rights movement in Selma, Alabama. He also marches alongside Martin Luther King Jr. and Rev. C.T. Vivian who we reported about passing the early morning of Friday, July 17.

John Lewis was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer back in 2019 of December. He served in Congress for more than three decades pushing for the cause ‘Freedom Rider’ provocating segregation, discrimination, and injustice for the south.

Later on in his life, Lewis became an activist for his community and one of the members for Atlanta City Council before he took a seat in Congress in 1986. In 2011, Lewis was awarded the nation’s highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, by President Barack Obama.

DirtySouthHipHop thanks John Lewis for all his work for fighting for equality and we also send our condolences and prayers to the family and friends of John Lewis.

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