Friday, July 17, 2020

RIP John Lewis

But as a group, and I know as one person, we were determined to see the end of segregation and racial discrimination in places of public accommodation.  So I lost my sense of fear.  You know, no one would like to be beaten.  No one would like to go to jail.  Jail is not a pleasant place.  No one liked to suffer pain, but for the common good we were committed.

-- John Robert Lewis (21 February 1940 - 17 July 2020), American politician and civil rights leader, interview upon receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Chicago, Illinois, 10 June 2004

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