John Lewis dedicated his life to service from civil rights to serving in the House for the state of Georgia since the 80's. During a time when their was a real struggle for civil rights in the Black Community, Lewis was a champion for the cause. He was a Freedom Rider and the last surviving member of the "Big Six" organizer and speaker at the March on Washington where Martin Luther King gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
Yesterday John Lewis's body was driven over the Edmund Pettus Bridge where "Bloody Sunday" happened when police attacked protesters 55 years ago who were marching to Selma, Alabama.
John Lewis's life is a testimony of what Black America should aspire to. As a young man in the 60's he lived the civil rights struggle.