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The Life and Legacy of John Lewis

The Life and Legacy of John Lewis

Podcast: The DailyEpisode: The Life and Legacy of John LewisPub date: 2020-07-20This episode includes disturbing language including racial slurs.Representative John Lewis, a stalwart of the civil rights era, died on Friday. We take a look at his life, lessons and legacy. Guest: Brent Staples, a member of the Times editorial board.For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.Background reading: Mr. Lewis, a son of sharecroppers and an apostle of nonviolence who was bloodied at Selma, Ala., and across the Jim Crow South in the historic struggle for racial equality, and who then carried a mantle of moral authority into Congress, died on Friday. He was 80.Bipartisan praise poured in for the civil rights leader, as friends, colleagues and admirers reached for the appropriate superlatives to sum up an extraordinary life.Mr. Lewis risked his life for justice, The Times’s editorial board wrote. The podcast and artwork embedded on this page are from The New York Times, which is the property of its owner and not affiliated with or endorsed by Listen Notes, Inc.

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