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Mitch McConnell Praises John Lewis While Blocking The Voting Rights Act

Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released a glowing statement praising the late John Lewis as he blocks the restoration of the Voting Rights Act.

Steve Schmidt Tells Voters To Honor John Lewis By Throwing Lindsey Graham Out Of Office

Schmidt said that one way to honor Lewis is to throw Donald Trump's golfing buddy, Lindsey Graham, out of office in November.

Joy Reid Calls Out GOP For Giving Empty Praise Of John Lewis While Blocking Voting Rights

Many of the same Republican leaders praising John Lewis are currently standing in the way of restoring the Voting Rights Act.

Alexander says Lewis helped Tennesseans 'understand better the meaning of equal opportunity'

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) on Saturday praised the late Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), longtime member of Congress and civil rights icon who died Friday night at the age of 80.

6 John Lewis speeches key to understanding his work and legacy

The late congressman’s words chronicle his long and enduring fight for racial equality in America.

Politicians and activists praise Rep. John Lewis’s legacy of "good trouble"

Lewis "risked his life and his blood" for a more just United States, former President Barack Obama said.

John Lewis’s graphic memoir trilogy, March, tells the story of a lifetime of results and actions

March tells the story of John Lewis’s civil rights career in unforgettable pictures.

John Lewis Went Against Donald Trump When Few Democrats Would

The congressman said that Trump was not a "legitimate" president — even before he was sworn in.

3 pieces of pop culture that explain John Lewis’s legacy

A pop culture primer on a lifetime of activism.

Eleanor Holmes Norton remembers John Lewis

John Lewis is remembered by Delegate to U.S. House of Representatives Eleanor Holmes Norton, as she tells Joy Reid about the civil rights icon’s time as a young activist, and then on Capitol Hill.

Historian shares little-known story about late John Lewis

Rep. John Lewis has passed away leaving behind a rich legacy in the areas of Civil Rights, voting rights, and as a humanitarian. Historian Michael Beschloss joins Joy Reid with a little-known story about this giant of American history.

Remembering the late Civil Rights icons John Lewis, C.T. Vivian

John Lewis and C.T. Vivian are remembered for their iconic civil rights legacies by the Rev. Mark A. Thompson.

John Lewis tributes pour in from leaders across the country

Politicians on both sides of the aisle remember the civil rights icon.

Rep. John Lewis’s voting rights legacy is in danger

Lewis was unable to see the Voting Rights Act restored before his death.

'Pick up the baton': Sharpton calls for civil rights advancement after the passing of C.T. Vivian and John Lewis

In this week's final thoughts, Rev. Al Sharpton underlines the contributions of late civil rights icons C.T. Vivian and John Lewis.

Atlanta lowering flags indefinitely to honor Rep. John Lewis

Atlanta is lowering flags to half-staff indefinitely to honor Rep. John Lewis, who represented the city for more than 30 years in Congress before his death

Analysis | John Lewis harnessed his history to become a moral compass for Republicans and Democrats

Through biography and his own charm, the civil rights leader and congressman cast the type of long shadow that every president — except Trump — felt comfortable sitting under.

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