The politician John Lewis passed away at age 80, this age of death has to be considered respectable. What was the cause of death? Below is all you want to know regarding the death of John Lewis and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
American politician and civil rights activist. He was elected as a democratic representative for the state of Georgia in 1987.
He participated in Freedom Rides to desegregate the South during the American Civil Rights movement.
He was chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee to end segregation.
How did John Lewis die?
John Lewis' death was caused by pancreatic cancer.
|Cause of death||Pancreatic Cancer|
|Age of death||80 years|
|Birthday||February 21, 1940|
|Death date||July 17, 2020|
|Place of death||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
Quotes by John Lewis
"I believe race is too heavy a burden to carry into the 21st century. It's time to lay it down. We all came here in different ships, but now we're all in the same boat."John Lewis
"Without our faith, we wouldn't have been able to succeed. On many occasions, before we'd go out on a sit-in, before we went on the freedom ride, before we marched from Selma to Montgomery, we would sing a song or say a prayer. Without our faith, without the spirit and spiritual bearings and underpinning, we would not have been so successful."John Lewis
"Now we have black and white elected officials working together. Today, we have gone beyond just passing laws. Now we have to create a sense that we are one community, one family. Really, we are the American family."John Lewis
"In Selma, Alabama, in 1965, only 2.1 percent of blacks of voting age were registered to vote. The only place you could attempt to register was to go down to the courthouse. You had to pass a so-called literacy test. And they would tell people over and over again that they didn't or couldn't pass the literacy test."John Lewis
"Be hopeful. Be optimistic. Never lose that sense of hope."John Lewis