Representative John Lewis, a son of sharecroppers and an apostle of nonviolence who was bloodied at Selma and across the Jim Crow South in the historic struggle for racial equality, and who then carried a mantle of moral authority into Congress, died on Friday. He was 80.
Read the NY Times obituary for John Lewis.
Last year, when Dear Evanston took 100 Evanston residents on our Uncomfortable Journey to Montgomery and Selma, John Lewis walked with us in spirit over the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
There's a petition to change the name of the Edmund Pettus Bridge to honor John Lewis. Sign it here!