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John Lewis, Congressman And Civil Rights Giant, Dies At Age 80 | NBC Nightly News

2020 7/25
John Lewis, Congressman And Civil Rights Giant, Dies At Age 80 | NBC Nightly News

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John Lewis, Congressman And Civil Rights Giant, Dies At Age 80 | NBC Nightly News

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  • Part Of says:

    God bless John Lewis soul. History books will defend his honorable work and sacrifice.
    Haters will hate therefore never accomplish anything meaningful in life.

     “Good trouble, necessary trouble, the urgency of now.”
    Change will come!
    Justice will be done!

    • 4TH WORLD WILDERNESS says:

      When you say “god”, who do you mean exactly?

    • Pavo Paco says:

      I

    • Weber Conservative says:

      Hold on here you idiots hate on the president endlessly . But you praise a race baiter . Stupid spent way to much time on you

  • taino20 says:

    John Lewis(RIP.) My condolences to his family.

  • Kimberly Bradford says:

    Thank you John Lewis

  • Arthur Culbreth says:

    In 1965 I was 9 years old. When John Lewis was cracked over the head. I was scared that was going to happen to me, my father, my mother, my brothers and sisters. In 1968 I was 12years old at that time. Calvin Smith and John Carlos made me feel proud. Them there was John Lewis making that speech in Washington DC. He challenged me. I took notice of how young he was. I saw the honor of that man. At that time all that I saw was. White people hitting black people over the head. That’s when my father told me to challenge the history of you don’t believe what you’re being told. Of course I got in trouble in school especially in history class. John Lewis, Calvin Smith, Edwin Moses, John Carlos gave me the light. Now another to one is gone. If you see something that is wrong. Do something about it. An injustice to one. Is an injustice to all. These are the people who took a stand when I was young. Now one is gone. Get out and vote.

  • Barton Carlin says:

    RIP John Lewis. Would there were a thousand souls like you — no, a million.

  • Hannah Crouch says:

    He means the world to our city of atlanta. He has been the voice for so many people who were forcibly silenced by others. He is my inspiration and hero. I hope the work I do in my career will make him proud.

  • Drew Hendley says:

    Free at last free at last thank God almighty we are free from him at last 🥂

    • Gordon Rehm says:

      A H

    • Sophie Sadeghi says:

      🍾🥂🍾🥂🍾🥂🥳

  • Ronald Finkley says:

    Rest in HEAVEN 🙏🏽 john

  • SCORPIO DURANGO says:

    Praise him and his family😔

  • kbrick Orion says:

    🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

  • corn pop says:

    🤣

  • Kill Monger says:

    His claim to fame was taken a beating on bridge by white supremacist. Not my hero. My Hero’s are Malcom X, John Henrik Clark, Marcus Garvey, Huey P. Newton, Fred Hampton!!👊🏿

  • Daimon Mario Perez says:

    We Must Never Give Up !!! Thank You Congressman John Lewis.

  • Kathy Sexton says:

    Such a good man with passion values and integrity….A lost art in politics today.

  • G M says:

    I’m disappointed and heartbroken John Lewis won’t get to witness Trump win re-election.

    • Geezer Pathwalker says:

      Amen brother Amen

  • Steve Dee says:

    R. I. P John Lewis, America especially America at this precise time needs more people like Mr Lewis to speak out about the racism in America. It’s very sad that he has died

    • Weber Conservative says:

      Wtf is wrong with you ? That POS despised america

  • David Phillips says:

    0:23
    myhotmom.online

  • Sheng Francis says:

    RIP John Lewis

  • Kesis Serebe Azezew says:

    May the Almighty God rest his soul in peace.

  • D Yard says:

    Democracy has suffered a tremendous loss today.

  • Presillina’s POV says:

    My condolences.

  • ianJay says:

    Rest peacefully Mr Lewis

  • The Duke of Skull says:

    John Lewis was a peaceful protester. To honor his memory they should stop the violence and protest peacefully in his name! DO NOT DESTROY ALL THST HE HAS GAINED !

  • vonslagle says:

    Legend

  • barry Amato says:

    Change the name of the Pettus Bridge to John Lewis Bridge.

    • classic kool says:

      What about the “black lives matter” bridge??? rip bro!

  • Lennard Covarrubias says:

    Rest in peace or thank you for your service… Elijah Cummings will have another one join him at the dinner table in heaven

    • Geezer Pathwalker says:

      That’s funny 🤣. Demorats don’t believe in God

    • Lennard Covarrubias says:

      @Geezer Pathwalker and the right-wing rat publicans believe there are good people on both sides… and 45 has a picture of Pontius Pilate…. come and listen to a story about a man named Jed😷

  • Donette Briggs says:

    RIP

  • Richard Lee says:

    RIP, Rep Lewis. Thank you 🙏

  • CHAOS 🤬Theory says:

    See and pro Confederate flag ppl will say , how come we just can’t leave Selma and slavery in the past …

    But then be the first to defend the Flag of a Failed traitorous war …

  • Mimose Estime says:

    RIP thank you for your service

  • Jack Coleman says:

    Good riddance

    • classic kool says:

      Send him out in style with a Confederate Flag on his casket ..

    • Jack Coleman says:

      @classic kool i would not suggest that. He was in on the IRS scandal that investigated conservative groups during hussiens run for a second term. In fact he was on the special counsel investigating the scandal. He was corrupt like all afro american leaders

    • David Ridding says:

      Are you a hater?. You should try to improve yourself.

    • David Ridding says:

      @classic kool You should try to improve yourself. Do you hate? Think about it.

    • David Ridding says:

      @classic koolAre you a hater. Try to improve yourself

  • Davelle Coleman says:

    Didn’t a guy that kind of reminded you of John die a couple of weeks ago? Or is it just my imagination?

    • David Ridding says:

      Goof

    • Geezer Pathwalker says:

      Yep another hero who did effall for his people other than bring poverty to their neighbourhoods. Elizah Scummings was it’s name.

    • Davelle Coleman says:

      @Geezer Pathwalker I can finally sleep man, you solved the mystery. I thought I was experiencing a severe case of deja vu.

  • Med-Q Medication Compliance System says:

    Fight Racism Fred Hampton Memorial Statue @t

  • K Evelyn says:

    RIP Rep. John Lewis. You are the legend and inspiration to the next generation. Life well lived.

  • olive20 ugochukwu says:

    When ever l hear the VOICE OF CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS, WHO SERVED IN TRUTH, WITH EVERY STRENGTH, NOT MINDING WHICH POLITICAL PARTY, ALTHOUGH DEMOCRATIC, BUT NEVER GAVE UP. REPUBLICANS WHO LIKE TO SERVE PARTY INSTEAD OF AMERICANS,YOU WILL HEAR HIM SAY”WE ARE ALL AMERICANS! WE ARE BETTER THAN THIS!! WE GREATLY MISSED YOU EVERY DAY. YOU ARE IRREPLACEABLE.

  • joe smith says:

    My highest respect to him. May he rest in heaven. A hero of equality and justice.

    • Weber Conservative says:

      I’m afraid on his way up Willie cyote tossed him his anvil

  • 4 hours ago says:

    Good riddance. Lewis is what is wrong in DC today, he was a Tool.

  • DRUKYUL Nobgang says:

    RIP God bless you

  • Mark Evrard says:

    When I observe him and others like him….Term Limits please

  • Chris Ev says:

    All the yelling, what a miserable sot.

  • REAL BLACKS KNOW THE TRUTH says:

    I don’t even understand why this is a segment. This man is part of history he needs to be forgotten

    • Sophie Sadeghi says:

      Or thrown away in the garbage can of history

  • Justin G says:

    Hope he joins the rest of them.

  • Bobby Jackson says:

    Please! He was a lowlife bootlick and a sellout….not a civil rights giant 😤😡

  • Abibifahodie Man says:

    A coward dies a million deaths.

    John Lewis died a long time ago.

  • April Falls says:

    He was on the wrong side of history he was with the party of the kkk.

    • Gordon Rehm says:

      You obviously know ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about John Lewis.

    • Leper Messiah says:

      @Gordon Rehm lol that he’s a racist we all know that

  • April Falls says:

    Another dead racist.

  • Felipe Ramirez says:

    TRUMP … 2020 .. MAGA .. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  • Carol Benson says:

    A huge loss!

  • Sara Smith says:

    RIP

  • Pine Barron Dude says:

    One LESS Left Wing racist! 🖕🇺🇸🖕🇺🇸

  • Nona Britton says:

    My condolences to his family and our nation
    A GENERAL IN THE MOVEMENT- WELL DONE THY GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT

  • Woodman says:

    Just another black promoting black rights. If a white man promoted white rights you would call him a racist. Well, Lewis is nothing but a racist.

  • Barbara Robinson says:

    He will be sadly miss.he was a hard working man caring for the people.

  • Latasha Martin says:

    RIP John Lewis/ THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK/ REST WELL

  • Nailah Corliss Olufemi says:

    One of the greatest legends of all time. Rest in peace Congressman Lewis. You have earned your peace and reward in heaven. We will be forever grateful for your unselfish sacrifices. You were one of the real heroes and a legend in your own time!

  • Tray Day 216 says:

    John Lewis was the butler off Django a TRUE SELL OUT

  • Dave Haynes says:

    “ Evil prevails, when good men fail to act “
    RIP John Lewis

    • Dave Haynes says:

      Eat This 👈🏻John Lewis never used the quote dummy

    • Dave Haynes says:

      Eat This 👈🏻dork

    • Weber Conservative says:

      @Dave Haynes well he acted. Evil

    • Dave Haynes says:

      Weber Conservative tell me what he did that was evil

    • Dave Haynes says:

      Weber Conservative 👈🏻 no answer. Spoken like a true troll.
      Crickets from the troll farm.

  • Tara Cullen says:

    I appreciate all of John Lewis’ activism during the Civil Rights Movement when he was a freedom fighter. He inspired millions including me. His legacy will always live on. May John Lewis Rest With GOD in eternal peace. I send all my prayers and condolences to his family and friends. 🙏🏿🕊

  • Leper Messiah says:

    🤡😉😂

  • lightzout says:

    A true leader and mentor. He will be miss.

  • Damon SkyWalker says:

    FTP

  • budman30k says:

    Redeem the sole of America as he was losing his .

  • russell bolden says:

    HE’S NO ADAM CLAYTON POWELL

  • Retribution Forever says:

    OH WELL!!

  • Jermaine Marshall says:

    You can now get ur rest John lewis,Thanks for all u done..

  • Heather D. says:

    Good riddance.

  • Brenda Russell says:

    Phil.collins

  • Moses Rogers says:

    I have nothing against this brother as a man, as a person. but once, this brother and others like him, made it to D.C they forgot about the struggle. because what changes did they bring about. slavery is still in the United States constitution. they never challenged why our voting rights have to be reviewed every 25 years. everyone else, once they are sworn in as citizens their voting rights are never called into question. I mean yea, he talked a good talk. like all of them do.

    • Tee Diddy says:

      What are you doing so we can put respect on your name Brother?

    • Moses Rogers says:

      @Tee Diddy I knew I would get a response like this. but you yourself have to admit that out of all of these blacks in D.C as our leaders nothing have changed for us in this country. right now, if I was to ask you, tell me something that Obama did empowered us as a black people and the answer would be nothing. not one thing can you point to.

  • 4TH WORLD WILDERNESS says:

    Anyone who thinks BLM is a “grassroots, pro-equality organization” are the useful idiots of the New World Order. Time to wake up, the biggest racists here are anti- “white” whatever that means. “Whiteness” doesn’t even exist.
    there’s Irish, French, German, Russian, British, Ashkenazi, etc.

    Tell me, how do you speak “white”? It’s not a language, or a culture. Same goes for “black”. There is no “black language” or “black culture”. There is Kenyan, Madagascan, Etc.

    there are many different countries with mixed race societies too. How do you speak “mixed”?

    The average person’s understanding of race, culture, ethnicity, language, and skin pigmentation is hilariously shallow. Black vs white is a fabrication that is merely a tool of Hegelian Dialectics used by the elite rulers playing on our weaknesses in a “divide and conquer” strategy.

    We are all human beings. Difference between the family of humanity is merely “skin deep”. We are all brothers and sisters.

    To hate your “white” neighbor because they have pale skin is the most racist stance one can take. Yes racism is abundant in America, it’s directed at the “white” majority.

    If “white” people are the rulers of society, why is it called “hatespeech” to advocate for them? That is how you know that this is all bs. If “white people” had “privilege”, then they would be above criticism by state run media… But it’s the exact opposite, so you should easily be able to tell how ignorant that stance trully is, saddly I have to explain it in detail to get the point across… and most don’t even accept the fact, especially if “whitey” says it. 😂

  • Rodger Cottrill says:

    He was like shaptona race bater he stierdup lots of hate

  • Geezer Pathwalker says:

    Oh dear, how sad, never mind!

  • Geezer Pathwalker says:

    Please, please Satan let Nancy and Schiff be next.

  • Ms Puddin says:

    My condolences to his family. My he rest in peace.

  • steel man says:

    Who else is glad all he ever did was cause trouble good riddance we are finally shed of it.

  • Hattan AlShutaifi says:

    It hard to believe that civil rights icon and close friend of Martin Luther King jr has died

  • Regina Santos says:

    TRUMP & he’s administration are taking American’s back to the past….. TRUMP wants Americans at he’s feet…. TRUMP thinks he is God…..VOTE FOR JOE BIDEN…

  • Rick James says:

    I coulda sworn this dude died already.

  • O SNOOPY SNOOP #1 says:

    AMERICA HAS LOST A TRUE GIANT IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT BUT HOPEFULLY WE’LL PICK UP HIS TORCH & KEEP THAT 🔥 FIRE BURNING BECAUSE THE STRUGGLE HAS NOT AT ALL ENDED & MOST LIKELY NEVER WILL END EITHER SO KEEP ON KEEPING ON FOR ALL THOSE WHO PAVED THE PATH BEFORE US & FOR US WHICH IS THE BEST WAY TO HONOUR THEIR LEGACIES!! REST.IN.POWER REP. JOHN LEWIS & ALL THOSE WHO WENT BEFORE YOU!!🙏👼🙏✊😎

  • Lana Campbell-Moore says:

    RIP

  • relating says:

    At just 23 years of age, as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, John Robert Lewis helped plan the 1963 March on Washington and was a keynote speaker before Dr King’s “I Have A Dream” speech. We are very thankful that the faith that Rev. Martin Luther King and John Robert Lewis had in God and in His written words, the Bible, allowed them to be successful through peaceful means in having all people, regardless of their race or color of their skins, to share the same neighborhoods, the same schools, the same seats when we use public transportation, the same tables to eat when we go to have a meal in a restaurant and the same bathrooms. Oh God, we thank you that through peaceful means which do not dishonor the teachings of our Lord Jesus, the USA was able to have the greatest transformation in inter racial relationships without being a threat to any American institution. O dear God we ask your forgiveness that as a nation (59 years ago after John Robert Lewis was released from Parchman Farm Penitentiary after being arrested in Jackson, MS for using a so-called “white” restroom during the Freedom Rides of 1961) today we are using racist slogans such as “black lives matter” instead of “all lives matter.” God we ask your forgiveness because we have forgotten your teachings through our lord Jesus Christ and instead of peaceful protests what we have now is blacks and whites joining together to throw rocks and bottles to the police, robbing, looting, putting on fire buildings, businesses, churches, toppling down public and historic monuments while requesting defunding the police so our streets end up being run by a mob. O God, we thank you for your great wisdom because we are sure that it is the fear of COVID-19 which is going to prevent the November presidential election to become a violent street fight between anti-Trump and pro-Trump supporters. God give us your Spirit so we could do better than that. Give us your Spirit so in the same way we teach our kids to honor their father and their mother we could teach them to be respectful attitude to the police hired with own tax paid money to protect the community.
    O God help us to keep in our hearts the teachings of love of Jesus Christ so if we disagree with the police or with people in government, we could we use the same peaceful means of protest that is not a dishonor to your name or to your teachings through our Lord Jesus Christ. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ your only begotten Son we ask all those things. Amen and Amen.

  • stmoten46 says:

    He was truly a human sacrifice for civil rights.

    May GOD give the Lewis’ family comfort and peace during this most difficult time.

    Besides my beloved father, who I treasured dearly, I can’t think of a better role model. He was one of my heroes.

    Your legacy will live on through so many and your struggle was truly not in vain.

    We will miss you!!!!!

  • Becurious says:

    Rest in Peace, John Lewis, a true hero.

  • Eric De La Cruz says:

    I want my John Lewis Statute.✊🏿

    • Thomas Meter says:

      Are you serious? This guy hates white race all his life, he was a definition of a racist, in my book

  • daddyhennessy cannonburg says:

    john lewis should have been a prom night dumpster baby.

  • Mk Zamel says:

    who good have he done besides that he was a “CiViL RIghTs aCtIvIstS iN tHe 60s!!!!” ?

    • nmkaspr Kasprowicz says:

      He was a congressional giant for decades as well. I don’t always agree with him, but I acknowledge his contributions.

    • shywhispers1 H says:

      Lewis fought against injustice and hatred. He believed in peaceful protests, despite himself being beaten numerous times by racist scum.

  • Tee Diddy says:

    A game man would never ran to the bunker

  • Dennis Neftleberg says:

    Cummings and Lewis Dead? Now we need Farikan and Al Sharpton. Then race relations will be cured

  • Dennis Neftleberg says:

    There should be a statue of the guy who cracked open Lewis head in Washington

    • stmoten46 says:

      The blood of Jesus!! Thank JESUS for the Blood of Jesus Christ!!

      We better watch the words we speak!!

  • Karon Sanchez says:

    My TOTAL RESPECT for Rep. John Lewis! I also have the same respect for Dr. Martin Luther King!!! A wonderful man who deeply loved AMERICA and equality for Everyone!!!! RIP Sir! You will be missed!!! I would March with him on any given day for equality of everyone. I have people of every color in my family, and we love and totally respect each other! Even their families are part of our family!.

  • Len Peterson says:

    Thugs all across America loved him.

    • Sophie Sadeghi says:

      Haha 😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹

  • A KNIGHT says:

    Brothas and Sistas
    When you are dying slowly, you have nothing to lose everything you know understand all the corruption around you, you have delt with, your time is up exposing the THE TRUTH at the end of your life IS WHEN YOU SHOULD BE THE MOST POWERFUL not having the guts in health exposing,fighting challenging white supremacy corruption have to be done checking out,,you got no more to checks to cash

  • Marty Richard says:

    Get rid of all confederate and Columbus statues in our country and erect one of John Lewis instead.

  • Caboco Carlos says:

    I am an atheist as well I understand 5 languages but I don’t pray I’m watching from Alaska

  • Lester Pace says:

    So in 55 years he acomplished nothing by staying alive. King and i cant breath coming out of others all during his time has done even less. Your talking to the wrong people and saying the wrong thing for years and nothing has changed. Try making the requirements for people in power to at least be human. Train trainers who are human. Elect politicans who are human not used car salespersons ( not a man or woman among them.) Give humans a chance to serve us as we want first of all to be treated as humans. Color is only skin deep hate is in some of these things hearts roaming the earth. Greedy slimy mean filth that need to catch the virus and have others give thier lives to save them. You cant give what you dont have. Sad that the streched out arms we had for help before we could walk will never receive love again but i still love you. Let me who has more to give give you mine..

  • Keia Speed says:

    What an amazing man!!! Rest easy Soldier!!!

  • Don R. Mueller, Ph.D. says:

    President Trump paying tribute to John Lewis reminds me of the old saying: You don’t eat where you crap. In this particular case: You don’t eat with a guy (i.e., Lewis) who just crapped on you (i.e., Trump) by not attending your 2017 inauguration.

  • IsaDesOsiers says:

    RIP John Robert Lewis

  • Anthony Blomfield says:

    🙁 . Heaven will love to have him and welcome him and he desearves better then planet earth atm

  • Michael says:

    If Fox news and media celebrated his life that means he didn’t do nothing for black people

  • Adriano Pereira says:

    Igualzinho a cabeça do meu pal esse ser.

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