John Roberts Lewis, a member of the United States Congress and civil rights activists has died at the ago of 80 after battling with cancer for six months.
His family announced his death in a statement, which reads thus: “It is with inconsolable grief and enduring sadness that we announce the passing of U.S. Rep. John Lewis. He was honored and respected as the conscience of the US Congress and an icon of American history, but we knew him as a loving father and brother. He was a stalwart champion in the on-going struggle to demand respect for the dignity and worth of every human being. He dedicated his entire life to non-violent activism and was an outspoken advocate in the struggle for equal justice in America. He will be deeply missed.”
John Roberts Lewis played significant roles in the Civil Rights Movement and in ending racial segregation and inequality in the United States. He will be remembered for the cause of freedom he fought for with respect to the black community. May his soul rest in peace.