U.S. Civil Rights Fighter John Lewis died 80 years 18 July 16:20
In the 1960s in the United States in the 1960s Pastor Martin Luther King and others worked hard to eliminate racism and attracted respect as one of the people symbolizing the civil rights movement, Mr. John Lewis ,died. I was 80 years old.
Democratic Party chairman Pelosi said in a statement yesterday that John Lewis was dead.
Mr Lewis joined the civil rights movement led by Rev. Martin Luther King in the 1960s calling for the elimination of racism.
One of the most iconic civilian movement fighters known as a civil rights warrior who was seriously injured in a so-called "Blood Sunday" when a police march was violently suppressed by a police force at the Selma Bridge, a town in southern Alabama. Has been widely respected as.
Since 1987, he has been a member of the Democratic Party's House of Representatives for more than 30 years, and was also a leading black member of the party.
In recognition of these achievements, in 2011, President Obama at that time was awarded the highest civilian rank of the Order of Freedom.
Mr. Lewis continued to enthusiastically act even after announcing that he had stage 4 pancreatic cancer in December last year, and a protest demonstration spread to the United States last month after the death of a black man by a white police officer. In response to a TV interview, he once again appealed for the elimination of discrimination.
US media companies have announced the death of Mr. Lewis, saying, "The great symbol of the civil rights movement has passed away."