Civil rights pioneer Representative John Lewis pictured at the Department of Justice in Washington in 2016. Photo: AFPCivil rights pioneer Representative John Lewis pictured at the Department of Justice in Washington in 2016. Photo: AFP
Civil rights pioneer Representative John Lewis pictured at the Department of Justice in Washington in 2016. Photo: AFP

John Lewis, civil rights pioneer and US Congressman, dies at 80

  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called him ‘one of the greatest heroes of American history’ and the White House said he was an icon of the civil rights movement
  • He was best known for leading some 600 protesters in the Bloody Sunday march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma

Topic |   United States
Civil rights pioneer Representative John Lewis pictured at the Department of Justice in Washington in 2016. Photo: AFPCivil rights pioneer Representative John Lewis pictured at the Department of Justice in Washington in 2016. Photo: AFP
Civil rights pioneer Representative John Lewis pictured at the Department of Justice in Washington in 2016. Photo: AFP
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