"He suffered so that we would have rights": Black community leaders hold memorial for Rep. John Lewis | Events

Around 50 people gathered together in downtown Tyler on Friday evening to memorialize the life of one of the most famous civil rights leaders, U.S. Rep. John Lewis.

Lewis, a Democrat from Georgia who died on July 17 due to pancreatic cancer, was a prominent leader in the Civil Rights Movement and was known for his focus on advocating for voting rights for Black Americans. In 1965, Lewis led the famous march from Selma to Montgomery across the Edmund Pettus…

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