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Black Lives Matter: The African American Experience: Civil Rights

Civil Rights (The Atlantic, 6/16/20)

A segregated drinking fountain in North Carolina (Getty)

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Rep. John Lewis

"John Lewis was militant and gentle, a fighter and a peacemaker, brave and self-effacing, confident and humble. He was a listener whom others wanted to hear. He was a man of infinite faith and hope who nonetheless saw and experienced the profound shortcomings, even evils, of our world and our country. He was a partisan when he needed to be, but a unifier at all times."  Washington Post, 19 June 2020. Representative John Lewis died on 17 June 2020.