The death of John Lewis is huge.
Lewis, of course, was the civil rights giant and Congressman who died Friday of pancreatic cancer at the age of 80.
Some else on this site can better eulogize Lewis, but I’ve been reading about Lewis and his life all weekend, as I have been periodically since his days in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Today, I just want to offer you links to some of the best I’ve read — no Tweets included.
The Atlantic has an excellent photographic retrospective, which you can find here:
The New York Times wrote a superb obituary, and typically do a good job on these. Here you are: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/17/us/john-lewis-dead.html?utm_source=nextdraft&utm_medium=email
Jelani Cobb’s article in The New Yorker also was excellent writing and thoughtful commentary:
CNN, the network Donald Trump loves to hate, has a ton of coverage, including this short video, describing how two Republican Members of Congress posted photos of the late Elijah Cummings instead of Lewis in their tributes to Lewis:
If you go to You Tube, you’ll also find a great deal of video coverage. I liked this one:
The Washington Post had several thoughtful pieces, including this one: