Lewis, a Democrat who served as the USA representative for Georgia's 5th Congressional District for more than three decades, announced on December 29 that he was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
The passing of legendary Civil Right leader Congressman John Lewis is deeply painful at this particular time in our nation's history, when his commanding presence in Congress is needed most. He served 17 terms in the House, representing Georgia's 5th congressional district since 1987.
In the wake of Lewis' death, there are calls to rename the bridge after Lewis.
Last December, Democratic Congressman John Lewis re-introduced "Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative Act" that affirmed India-US friendship and proposed to establish a bilateral partnership for collaboration to advance the development and shared values. He said at the time that he would fight the disease and continue working while undergoing treatment.
That's the kind of impact John Lewis had on people, on me.
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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday joined world leaders and activists in eulogising rights crusader John Robert Lewis - famed for standing up against racial injustices - who died on Friday.
The deputy First Minister has led Northern Ireland tributes to civil rights hero John Lewis after his death at the age of 80. 'We never talked about his dying until that day'.
Several governors also ordered flags in their states to fly at half-staff, including Republican Brian Kemp in Georgia, Lewis' home state, who said that Lewis "changed our world in profound and immeasurable ways". "In 2016, Lewis was the recipient of the Museum's highest honor, its Elie Wiesel Award, in recognition of his extraordinary moral and physical courage and his enduring commitment to promoting the human dignity of all people". "The action of Rosa Parks and the leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired me to find a way to get in the way, to get in trouble - good trouble, necessary trouble".
"Congressman Lewis was truly a larger than life figure, who will be dearly missed by all", they said.
"As America struggles to renew the promises of the laws that they passed and generate new visions of equality, we must remember the lessons that this founding generation taught us".