John Lewis

President Barack Obama honors U.S. Rep. John Lewis with Medal of Freedom
Mike Dougherty
July 30, 2020 - 10:29 am
Longtime congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis will be laid to rest today after a funeral at the legendary church where Martin Luther King Jr. used to deliver sermons. Lewis died July 17 at age 80. Read more here.
Read More
Rebekah Sager
July 30, 2020 - 9:38 am
An op-ed written by Congressman and Civil Rights icon John Lewis shortly before his death was released on Thursday. His message focuses on facing racial injustice and the protests sparked by the death of George Floyd in late May. Read now.
Read More
The casket of Rep. John Lewis moves over the Edmund Pettus Bridge by horse drawn carriage during a memorial service for Lewis, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Selma, Ala.
John Bazemore/AP Photo
AP News
July 26, 2020 - 4:11 pm
The late U.S. Rep. John Lewis crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, for the final time Sunday as remembrances continue for the civil rights icon. Read more here.
Read More
Maria Boynton
July 25, 2020 - 2:02 pm
The State of Alabama is remembering native son Rep. John Lewis this weekend in services at Troy University, in Selma, and also at the Alabama State Capitol.
Read More
Photo credit Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
July 17, 2020 - 11:41 pm
Civil Rights icon and Georgia Congressman has died at the age of 80. According to reports, he died in Atlanta Friday and had been at home receiving hospice care. Lewis had been suffering from Stage 4 pancreatic cancer since December.
Read More
Alex Trebek and U.S. Rep. John Lewis
Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP; Mark Humphrey/AP
AP News
January 07, 2020 - 11:37 am
Alex Trebek has a message of support for Congressman John Lewis as both fight pancreatic cancer. Read more here.
Read More
U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., poses for a photograph under a quote of his that is displayed in the Civil Rights Room in the Nashville Public Library in Nashville, Tenn.
Mark Humphrey/AP Photo, File
AP News
December 30, 2019 - 6:25 am
As a civil rights activist at 25, John Lewis was beaten so badly his skull was fractured and the TV images from an Alabama bridge in the 1960s forced a nation's awakening to racial discrimination. As a congressman today at 79, Lewis is facing a foe like none before: advanced pancreatic cancer. Read...
Read More
Visitors look at panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt that are being displayed on February 13, 2012 in San Francisco, California.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
November 21, 2019 - 1:54 pm
The AIDS Memorial Quilt is getting a new home and returning to the place where it was created. The famed quilt is moving from Atlanta back to San Francisco, where it will take up permanent residence. Read more.
Read More
Rep. John Lewis
Jose Luis Magana/AP, file
May 08, 2019 - 2:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN Films is developing a documentary on civil rights icon and Georgia congressman John Robert Lewis. The network announced Wednesday that "Gideon's Army" director Dawn Porter is helming the project. She began shooting the 79-year-old Lewis last year ahead of the midterm elections...
Read More
The Rev. Howard Thurman was a spiritual genius who shaped much of 20th century America but his introverted persona kept him away from the spotlight.
Mark Kauffman/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images
February 01, 2019 - 1:08 pm
By John Blake, CNN (CNN) -- A visitor seeking advice from the Rev. Howard Thurman one day was talking about what the world needs when Thurman interrupted him. "Don't ask what the world needs, ask what makes you come alive, and go do it," Thurman told him. "Because what the world needs are people...
Read More