Goodbye, John Lewis. Today we celebrate the life of John Lewis on the day of his funeral. Although he travels on, his legacy remains. He lives on in our hearts especially now during the siege across our nation with the federal government attacking citizens during a pandemic, and during a time when we all must stand up for Black Lives Matter and speak out about zealous, even cruel policing that has gone on since days of Jim Crow laws.
Lewis was a great man we should all learn from. From his humble birth place in Alabama to his stalwart march across the Edmund Pettus bridge with Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1965, and his tenure in Congress, he constantly showed caring for all individuals and their right to vote and thrive. He gave us his all.
Let us carry on his work, and stand up to atrocity, unrighteousness, and bigotry. We must find a new ‘Conscience of Congress’.