John Lewis Archives

Donald Trump says he won’t attend John Lewis’ memorial services

July 30, 2020

President Donald Trump said Monday, July 27, 2020, he will not be attending memorial services for civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis this week. Lewis will lie in state at the Capitol as part of six days of funeral proceedings, and the public will be allowed to visit later Monday and Tuesday. Lewis died July… [Read More]

Get Your T-Shirt to Honor The Memory of Civil Rights Pioneer John Lewis

July 30, 2020

John Lewis, towering figure of Civil Rights era, dies at 80

July 23, 2020

John Robert Lewis, the son of sharecroppers who survived a brutal beating by police during a landmark 1965 march in Selma, AL, to become a towering figure of the civil rights movement and a longtime US congressman, has died after a six-month battle with cancer. He was 80. “It is with inconsolable grief and enduring… [Read More]

John Lewis marches on: The Congressman’s visit to Marquette

July 23, 2020

By Wyatt Massey with intro by William S. Gooden During his long and illustrious career, Representative John Lewis has received many prestigious awards for his work as a civil right leader and a U.S. Congressman. But one very special award in August 2014 brought the distinguished icon to Milwaukee, to welcome the class of 2018,… [Read More]