In Memory Of: Beloved Stars We Lost This Year

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2020 Robert F. Kennedy Ripple Of Hope Award Gala

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John Lewis

Former United States Representative John Lewis was 80 years old when he passed away in July. He was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer in December 2019. The politician truly served as a representative of the American people. He was revered for the work he put in as one of the “Big Six,” a term used for the biggest leaders of Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.

Lewis was born in 1940 in Alabama. After being inspired by Martin Luther King Jr., Lewis began his work as a civil rights activist himself. He participated in sit-ins, was a Freedom Rider, and led the demonstration we now call Bloody Sunday. His life’s work will continue to impact the lives of Americans from all walks of life for years to come.

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