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In Memoriam: John Lewis

Statement of Superintendent Deborah L. Wortham on the Passing of Georgia Congressman and Civil Rights Leader John Lewis 


"With the death of Georgia Congressman John Lewis, we have lost an icon, a legend and an American hero whose actions created an irreversible tide for justice and racial equality that continues to seek higher ground to this day. Throughout his distinguished career in public service, Representative Lewis inspired millions and became the moral authority of our Congress and of our nation. He was the very definition of courage, tenacity and integrity. We pray that we can live up to the ethical standards and moral principles of Congressman Lewis, and that we can advance his incomparable legacy."