John Lewis

Amanda Cooper
September 29, 2020 - 11:32 pm
Georgia’s 5th Congressional District seat will advance to a runoff election. Kwanza Hall and Robert Franklin were the two forerunners to secure 60% of the majority vote collectively but less than 50% individual to avoid a runoff election. The Dec. 1 runoff winner will serve about a month, leaving...
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Amanda Cooper
August 06, 2020 - 6:05 pm
In honor of the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and the enduring legacy of Congressman John Lewis, the Democratic Party of Georgia(DPG) leaders spoke out against Republican voter suppression. They called for a renewed Voting Rights Act to honor John Lewis’ legacy and guarantee the right...
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WAOK Staff
August 04, 2020 - 2:51 pm
Trump’s comments on John Lewis were ‘almost blasphemous’
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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.
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Maria Boynton
July 30, 2020 - 8:05 am
Watch John Lewis Funeral Live
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The body of the late Rep. John Lewis is placed on the plane to be flown to Atlanta
Maria Boynton
July 29, 2020 - 10:42 am
The body of the late Congressman John Lewis is being brought back to Atlanta today.
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Congressman John Lewis died last Friday at age 80
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Maria Boynton
July 27, 2020 - 1:56 pm
Funeral arrangements have been announced for Congressman John Lewis. The longtime U.S. Representative and Civil Rights icon died at his Atlanta home on Friday, July 17, 2020, following a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 80.
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Georgia Democratic Party Chair Sen. Nikema Williams (l) will replace Rep John Lewis (r) on the ballot in November following his death
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Maria Boynton
July 20, 2020 - 3:10 pm
The Georgia Democratic Party has named its Chairwoman, Senator Nikema Williams, to replace the late Congressman John Lewis on the ballot in November. Lewis, the Civil Rights Legend and longtime Georgia U.S. Representative, died Friday after battling pancreatic cancer.
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Maria Boynton
October 17, 2019 - 3:57 pm
Atlanta Congressman John Lewis says of fellow U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings, "He gave all he had." Cummings, who represented the 7th Congressional District of Maryland for more than 20 years, died overnight. He was 68. In a statement, Lewis said of Cummings: "He dedicated his entire life to...
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July 30, 2018 - 2:39 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. Rep. John Lewis, the 78-year-old civil rights icon and veteran congressman from Georgia, was released from the hospital Sunday evening after his weekend admission for an undisclosed reason. Lewis' spokeswoman, Brenda Jones, said in an emailed statement that Lewis left the...
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