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Posthumous letter from John Lewis published

Added 07-30-20 09:29:01am EST - “The late Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., has been honored by the nation through memorial celebrations all week, but Lewis himself has one final message in the form of a letter to the nation that was published by The New York Times Thursday…” - Foxnews.com

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The late Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., has been honored by the nation through memorial celebrations all week, but Lewis himself has one final message in the form of a letter to the nation that was published by The New York Times Thursday morning.

The letter, which can be read in full here, contains a message of hope for the future, as Lewis said he was inspired by those who have stood up for equality after the death of George Floyd on May 25 while in the custody of Minneapolis police.

"While my time here has now come to an end, I want you to know that in the last days and hours of my life you inspired me," Lewis wrote. "You filled me with hope about the next chapter of the great American story when you used your power to make a difference in our society."

Lewis, an icon of the civil rights movement whose funeral services are being held Thursday, recalled the experiences of his youth, saying that the lynching of Emmett Till in 1955 was his George Floyd moment.

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