nprnews_____ = ||| lubuntu at wor2|||Rep. John Lewis, A Force In The Civil Rights Movement, Dead At 80||| kickerpage = |||no kicker pagenpr for NPRNEWS||| summarynpr = |||Lewis began his nearly 60-year career in public service leading sit-ins at segregated lunch counters in the Jim Crow-era South. He went on to serve in Congress for more than three decades.


Rep. John Lewis, A Force In The Civil Rights Movement, Dead At 80

Rep, John Lewis, who spoke at the 1963 March on Washington, said it was moral obligation to stand up for his beliefs.

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Rep. John Lewis, A Force In The Civil Rights Movement, Dead At 80



Lewis began his nearly 60-year career in public service leading sit-ins at segregated lunch counters in the Jim Crow-era South. He went on to serve in Congress for more than three decades.


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