By Basia Alicia Powell
Civil Rights icon, Congressman John Lewis, has died at the age of 80. Here is a tribute we wrote earlier to mark the passing of this civil rights hero:
“ Rest In Paradise 🙏🏾. You are the definition of a true hero. Your legacy is defined by decades of sacrifice and service for a cause that could have ended your life decades ago. Yet even in your final days, you continued to lead and support the fight.
Today is a sad day for America, because we lost a real one, but we celebrate your life, your sacrifice, your legacy. You paid the price for our freedom. Thank you John Lewis. You are a hero. We won’t disappoint you. We will not lose sight of the destination.We will get there✊🏾 . #RIP #JohnLewis #civilrightshero #americanhero”