John Lewis asked The NYT to publish this on the day of his funeral. It is necessary reading. He writes, “When you see something that is not right, you must say something ... Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part.”
“I want you to know that in the last days and hours of my life you inspired me,” wrote Representative John Lewis, who penned this essay shortly before his death on July 17. We are publishing it today, on the day of his funeral.
John spent his entire life fighting for justice and equality––and now he has left behind his marching orders for all of us.
"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." Representative John Lewis wrote this essay shortly before his death. is publishing it today, the day of his funeral.
John Lewis, civil rights icon, sent me an essay shortly before he died of cancer on July 17. He wanted to deliver a final message to the nation and asked that we publish it on the occasion of his funeral. Today is that day. (1/x)
The last word goes to you, Congressman. “Though I am gone, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe.” John Lewis’ final op-ed to the country he loved.
If you read one thing today, make it this: John Lewis' last words for the nation, which he wanted to be publish on the day of his funeral. "Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part..."
Powerful final words from the beloved : "Emmett Till was my George Floyd. He was my Rayshard Brooks, Sandra Bland and Breonna Taylor...I will never ever forget the moment when it became so clear that he could easily have been me."
“WHILE my time here has now come to an end, I want you to know that in the last ...hours of my life you inspired me...So I say to you, walk with the wind, brothers and sisters, and let the spirit of peace and the power of everlasting love be your guide.”
Your protests inspired my final days: the great John Lewis speaks from beyond the grave in an ⁦⁩ essay written shortly before his death.!
Every word of this ❤️❤️❤️️. We love you, Congressman Lewis. And we’ll do our best to honor your service and sacrifice with our own.
"Emmett Till was my George Floyd." #JohnLewis wrote an essay to be published the day of his funeral: "The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it is not guaranteed." Read ():
"Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself." A final thought by in ✊🏾
As I said, an American Founder. Everyone stop what you're doing, because John Lewis wrote us a letter on his deathbed. #GoodTrouble
John Lewis left his last words for us to be published posthumously. They are not mere inspiration. They are instructions: “When you see something that is not right, you must say something. You must do something. Democracy is not a state. It is an act.”
By John Lewis (Mr. Lewis, the civil rights leader who died on July 17, wrote this essay shortly before his death, to be published upon the day of his funeral.)
In his final words, John Lewis challenges all of us to continue to stand up for what we truly believe. “Together, you can redeem the soul of our nation.”
This—not Trump’s diversionary election delay ploy—is the most imp. thing to read today (or any day). “The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it is not guaranteed. You can lose it.”
Powerful!!! Hope everyone reads this today. Rest In Peace John Lewis. We all must work to honor your legacy. 🙏🏾✊🏾👑
“You filled me with hope about the next chapter of the great American story,” wrote civil rights icon John Lewis. “Around the country and the world you set aside race, class, age, language and nationality to demand respect for human dignity.”
John Lewis writes: "Emmett Till was my George Floyd... I will never ever forget the moment when it became so clear that he could easily have been me." Emmett Till, lynched at 14, was one year younger than Lewis. He would have turned 79 last Saturday.
Mr. Lewis’s final words are a call to action. “Democracy is not a state,” he says. “It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself.” (5/x)
“Democracy is not a state. It is an act, & each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation & world society at peace with itself.”-Rep. John Lewis in essay written just before his passing & published today
Wow. John Lewis left us parting words: “Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself.” 🖤 Amen.
John Lewis in his last essay, written shortly before his death: “Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself.”
“When you see something that is not right, you must say something. You must do something. Democracy is not a state. It is an act, & each generation must do its part to help build... the Beloved Community, a nation & world society at peace w/ itself”
If this final clarion call from John Lewis doesn’t move you to tears and move you to act, nothing on this green earth will. Bless this man. We are the ones awake to the broken places.
John Lewis' final words to us are an exhortation to continue the necessary work to heal our country, remembering always that “the way of peace, the way of love and nonviolence is the more excellent way.”
“Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe.” Read the essay John Lewis wrote for the nation in his final days.
The New York Times’ editorial pages received this essay from John Lewis two days before his death, to be published on the day of his funeral. “Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part.”
"Now it is your turn to let freedom ring." Read. Every. Word. A final message from John Lewis, written shortly before his death and published, at his request, on the day of his funeral.
Wow: wrote this oped to be published on the day of his funeral. “Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble.”
Do your soul a favor and read his final gift to the Nation. 🙏🏾♥️✊🏾
John Lewis submitted this piece to the and asked that it be published on the day of his funeral.
John Lewis’ powerful last words: “The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it is not guaranteed. You can lose it.”
John Lewis, in all his force of spirit, hope, and love. A letter to all of us, a call to action. He is deeply missed.
John Lewis was the best of us. Please read these powerful final words and take them to heart. “Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble.”
“Though I am gone, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe”— John Lewis in an oped he wrote to be published on the day of his funeral
“Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe,” Representative John Lewis wrote. “Now it is your turn to let freedom ring.”
John Lewis asked to publish his farewell essay on the day of his funeral: “Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe.”
“When historians pick up their pens to write the story of the 21st century, let them say that it was your generation who laid down the heavy burdens of hate at last and that peace finally triumphed over violence, aggression and war.”
Two days before he died penned an op-ed for the that he asked them to run the day of his funeral. His dying wish and final message to America was for us to "redeem the soul of our nation." Please read! #JohnLewis #JohnLewisMemorial
“Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble,” John Lewis wrote. “Voting and participating in the democratic process are key.”
"Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe." Rest in Power John Lewis.
“So I say to you, walk with the wind, brothers and sisters, and let the spirit of peace and the power of everlasting love be your guide.” Beautiful departing summons to the nation from Rep. John Lewis as he is laid to rest today
“Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself.”
An essay from Rep. John Lewis, to be published the day of his funeral
A moving and important farewell from John Lewis.
John Lewis has one last message. He wrote this to be published after he was gone.
John Lewis: “Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe...Now it is your turn to let freedom ring.”
Words to live by: "When you see something that is not right, you must say something. You must do something. Democracy is not a state. It is an act" infinite gratitude to Rep. John Lewis 🙏🏾✨
A final address from the conscience of Congress, written shortly before he died. "Democracy is not a state. It is an act...Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe"
"I want you to know that in the last days and hours of my life you inspired me. 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."
"That is why I had to visit Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, though I was admitted to the hospital the following day. I just had to see and feel it for myself that, after many years of silent witness, the truth is still marching on."
John Lewis wrote this during his final days. He wanted it to be printed on the day of his funeral. Every beautiful word is important. We have our marching orders. Lets go. “Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation”
What an act of extraordinary grace and deep abiding love to care so much for the world that you write a letter to its people meant to stir them even in your absence. May every one of us strive to be worthy of this gift.
“The truth is still marching on.” Read John Lewis’s powerful parting words to us all in
John Lewis wrote this shortly before he died, departing as he lived – with hope and moral clarity, urging the country to live up to the promise of its founding creed. v
From ' last column: "Voting and participating in the democratic process are key. The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it is not guaranteed." #DNC2020 #DemConvention
In her remarks, referenced John Lewis’s final essay: “The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it’s not guaranteed. You can lose it.” #DemConvention
"So I say to you, walk with the wind, brothers and sisters, and let the spirit of peace and the power of everlasting love be your guide."
"So I say to you, walk with the wind, brothers and sisters, and let the spirit of peace and the power of everlasting love be your guide." -- John Lewis, final benediction to the world, from beyond the grave.
If anyone ever earned the right to ask the rest of us to act with nonviolent courage, it was John Lewis
If you are sick to your stomach watching our tyrant tweeter-in-chief further attempt to undermine November's election — read the words of a titan. Then register to vote. 
“When you see something that is not right, you must say something. You must do something. Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community...” John Lewis #goodtrouble
“Mr. Lewis, the civil rights leader who died on July 17, wrote this essay shortly before his death, to be published upon the day of his funeral.”
Some of you might know what it’s like to read a part of the Bible and feel like it speaks to everyone, regardless of your race, creed, beliefs, etc. This moving farewell piece from John Lewis hits just that note and EVERYONE should spend some time with it.
John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation Penned before his passing to be shared on the day of his funeral. Even in death he issues the clarion call.
In his final essay, published on the day of his funeral, the late John Lewis shines a light on a brighter tomorrow and reminds us that together, we can redeem the soul of our nation 💛
Opinion | John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation - The New York Times
“I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart & stand up for what you truly believe... I have done all I can to demonstrate that the way of peace, the way of love & nonviolence is the more excellent way. Now it is your turn to let freedom ring.”
This hit me hard. John Lewis wrote an essay shortly before his death, speaking directly to us. “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” "Emmett Till was my George Floyd."
“Mr. Lewis, the civil rights leader who died on July 17, wrote this essay shortly before his death, to be published upon the day of his funeral.”
"Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble. Voting and participating in the democratic process are key."
"Though I am gone..." --John Lewis
“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.” “Emmett Till was my George Floyd. He was my Rayshard Brooks, Sandra Bland and Breonna Taylor.”
John Lewis in The New York Times: “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....”
"When historians pick up their pens to write the story of the 21st century, let them say that it was your generation who laid down the heavy burdens of hate at last and that peace finally triumphed over violence, aggression and war." -- John Lewis
John Lewis, the civil rights leader who died on July 17, wrote this essay shortly before his death, to be published upon the day of his funeral.
Just an incredible piece of writing that powerfully passes the torch from the past to present. I got goosebumps reading it. "Emmett Till was my George Floyd. He was my Rayshard Brooks, Sandra Bland and Breonna Taylor."
"John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation" (via the , which commissioned this essay shortly before the congressman's death and promised to publish it on the day of his funeral) #goodtrouble
“Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part... Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble.”
"Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe.” Rep. John Lewis’s final gift to us is this extraordinary essay. Every line is a trumpet call.
“Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself. “ Rep. John Lewis via
"Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble." A powerful message in this Op Ed that John Lewis wrote before he died and asked to be published on the day of his funeral.
"Emmett Till was my George Floyd. He was my Rayshard Brooks, Sandra Bland and Breonna Taylor....I will never ever forget the moment when it became so clear that he could easily have been me."
Great people don’t have to be perfect people. Neither do good people. This essay made me weep because I realized how much I yearn for public leaders who aspire to be good, and who become great in the process.
"Emmett Till was my George Floyd. He was my Rayshard Brooks, Sandra Bland and Breonna Taylor. He was 14 when he was killed, and I was only 15... I will never ever forget the moment when it became so clear that he could easily have been me." -John Lewis
This piece should be read annually on a newly-designated John Lewis Day. Opinion | John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation - The New York Times
John Lewis wrote this for day of his funeral: "You must do something. Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself."
I'm not crying, you're crying: by John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
Final words from John Lewis: 'So I say to you, walk with the wind, brothers and sisters, and let the spirit of peace and the power of everlasting love be your guide".
So much beauty of spirit. So much history. A call to action. Opinion | John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation - The New York Times
“Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe...Now is your turn to let freedom ring.”
So inspiring to start the day with a message of hope and leadership from John Lewis. He was still thinking of us and the future as he faced his own death. A hero to the end.
Click on the beautiful audio version! "Emmett Till was my George Floyd ... He was 14 when he was killed, and I was only 15 years old" John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
This is worth reading in its entirety, but one thing that struck me was how much John Lewis was impacted by Emmett Till's death, which happened when he was 15. We often dismiss young people who join the movements that will ultimately shape their lives.
“Voting and participating in the democratic process are key. The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it is not guaranteed. You can lose it.”—John Lewis
"Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe." - Such powerful words from the great John Lewis in his final essay published by . 💥💫⚘
"In my life I have done all I can to demonstrate that the way of peace, the way of love and nonviolence is the more excellent way. Now it is your turn to let freedom ring." —John Lewis, posthumously published in a NYTimes OpEd
John Lewis wrote an op-ed to be published after his death
As we celebrate , we are reading his powerful words: "Emmett Till was my #GeorgeFloyd. He was my #RayshardBrooks, #SandraBland and #BreonnaTaylor...I will never ever forget the moment when it became so clear that he could easily have been me."
John Lewis’ final essay, published today, the day of his funeral, is remarkable. The giant of the civil rights movement lived an amazing and impactful life – causing what he called “good trouble” in a non-violent manner. He will always inspire us.
"Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself."
Final words from the mighty John Lewis: “So I say to you, walk with the wind, brothers and sisters, and let the spirit of peace and the power of everlasting love be your guide.”
“Together, you can redeem the soul of our nation” ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ‘Mr. Lewis, the civil rights leader who died on July 17, wrote this essay shortly before his death, to be published upon the day of his funeral’.
“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...Around the country and the world you set aside race, class, age, language and nationality to demand respect for human dignity.” RIP
"When historians pick up their pens to write the story of the 21st century, let them say that it was your generation who laid down the heavy burdens of hate at last and that peace finally triumphed over violence, aggression and war."
"Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself." John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
"Democracy is not a state. It is an act..." the words this lovely man left us with
John Lewis: ‘Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble. Voting and participating in the democratic process are key.’
Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself. - John Lewis A world society at peace with itself. What a beautiful vision.
There are people in this world who lift you up when you are down, who are dreamers, altruists, fighters, optimists. ⁦ was one of those amazing humans. So is ⁩⁦⁩. They have courage and bring light in darkness. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
“He said we are all complicit when we tolerate injustice. He said it is not enough to say it will get better by and by. He said each of us has a moral obligation to stand up, speak up and speak out. ”
Some ⁦⁩ op-eds move me to anger. This one moved me to tears and inspires me to act.⁩
John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
.: “When historians pick up their pens to write the story of the 21st century, let them say that it was your generation who laid down the heavy burdens of hate at last and that peace finally triumphed over violence, aggression and war.”
Larger than life— John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation - The New York Times
John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
"Answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe." Please remember to Vote this November. It's your Constitutional right. John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
The final gift of hope and inspiration - thank you, Sir, Congressman John Robert Lewis
Nobody has captured the essence of American Democracy better than John Lewis (may his memory be for a blessing): "Democracy is not a state. It is an act." John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
“Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe...Now it is your turn to let freedom ring.”
"The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it is not guaranteed. You can lose it." Let's heed John Lewis' final message and pay tribute to him by voting this November.
“Democracy is not a state. It is an act...” Fierce and inspiring final words from John Lewis. Good luck not tearing up when you read this one. RIP. Opinion | John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation - The New York Times
Amazing... A moral calling to us all ... #GoodTrouble #NecessaryTrouble #JohnLewisRIP #courage #compassion
"I urge  you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe."
John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
Crying while reading a NYT op-ed was not on my to-do list for the day.
'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. You filled me with hope about the next chapter of the great American story...'
More of this, please. John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
Even after his passing, John Lewis reminds us that the most powerful symbol of what it means to be an American is what we do with the time we have to make real the promise of our nation. May his words guide us as we march on toward November.
“Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble.” - Rep. John Lewis
Think of this good-bye as John Lewis’s coda to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter From a Birmingham Jail. No eulogy for this great man will do justice to this farewell gift he has bestowed on us all. Read it as though he wrote it to you. Because he did.
"When historians pick up their pens to write the story of the 21st century, let them say that it was your generation who laid down the heavy burdens of hate at last and that peace finally triumphed over violence, aggression and war." Thank you, John Lewis
John Lewis brought so much light, so much love, and so much purpose into this world. His beautiful, loving spirit will inspire generations yet unborn. Please read his final words, take them to heart, and march on towards justice.
"I want you to know that in the last days and hours of my life you inspired me. 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."
“Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe.” — Rep. John Lewis
John Lewis is an American hero.
“The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it is not guaranteed. You can lose it.” While the president threatens your right to vote, John Lewis reminds us what makes America strong.
“Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself...
“...Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe. “ -The final message of John R. Lewis
🇺🇸 John Lewis wrote this essay shortly before his death. I think everybody should read this. #JohnLewis #BLM
This is what leadership looks like in case you forgot
this is amazing. posthumous John Lewis op-ed, to be published on the day of his funeral.
“Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe.”
“The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it is not guaranteed. You can lose it.”
Moving posthumous op-ed by John Lewis in the : "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. You filled me with hope about the next chapter of the great American story."
John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation (via )
“Though I am gone, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe.” Thank you Congressman John Lewis, who spent his life fighting for what’s right. It’s up to us now to carry on his legacy of good trouble.
“In my life I have done all I can to demonstrate that the way of peace, the way of love and nonviolence is the more excellent way. Now it is your turn to let freedom ring.” May we make you proud, John Lewis. Rest in Peace and Power.
Honor John Lewis by reading John Lewis.
A last take from John Lewis
Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation Though I am gone, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe. --John Lewis
“When you see something that is not right, you must do something. Democracy is not a state, it is an act. Continue to build union between movements stretching across the globe.” John Lewis had written us all a letter before he died, & today it was opened.
Woke this morning to a good cry and ready to make some good trouble. Hamba kahle comrade. "John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation"
This is a beautiful and powerful testament. Thank you John Lewis for showing the way.
John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
“The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it is not guaranteed. You can lose it.” John Lewis wrote one last essay, to be published the day of his funeral. Here it is
Congressman John Lewis led an extraordinary life as a civil rights campaigner. This quote from his valedictory stuck in my mind 'Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part'
“When historians pick up their pens to write the story of the 21st century,let them say that it was your generation who laid down the heavy burdens of hate at last and that peace finally triumphed over violence,aggression and war.” Rest now, my hero. 🙏🏾🕊
"I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe. I have done all I can to demonstrate that the way of peace, love, and nonviolence is the more excellent way. Now It is your turn to let freedom ring."
Still teaching, leading, and loving us, as we mourn his passing. My goodness! May we prove ourselves worthy of such grace. John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
John Lewis in his last essay, written shortly before his death: “Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself.”
John Lewis wrote his own eulogy. As ever, he is brave and stern, joyful and loving all at once, even in the face of his own death. What a great soul.
"Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself."
Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe.
"The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it is not guaranteed." - John Lewis, published today
Today the indomitable hero John Lewis is laid to rest. He had dreams so extraordinary they were not completed in his lifetime but it is to all of us to pick up the work and live up to his legacy. His last words in are powerful and true
This moved me almost to tears.
"You must also study and learn the lessons of history because humanity has been involved in this soul-wrenching, existential struggle for a very long time." History records experiments—successful & failed—in how best to structure society. Heed the lessons
John Lewis’s last words: “The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it is not guaranteed. You can lose it.” Donald Trump, just now: “Delay the Election.” Which side are you on?
Beautiful and powerful: A final op-ed from John Lewis, which he asked ⁦⁩ to publish on the day of his funeral
John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
“So I say to you, walk with the wind, brothers and sisters, and let the spirit of peace and the power of everlasting love be your guide.” ⁦
Every American has a duty to read this. Rest in Power, John Lewis.
One of the most powerful op-eds I have ever read.
"You must also study and learn the lessons of history because humanity has been involved in this soul-wrenching, existential struggle for a very long time." The last writing of John Lewis
"So I say to you, walk with the wind, brothers and sisters, and let the spirit of peace and the power of everlasting love be your guide" - John Lewis
If there is one thing you read today, make sure it’s this: Rep. John Lewis pens his final essay, urging us to continue fighting for what we believe. “When you see something that is not right, you must say something...each generation must do its part.”
His final words urge us: "Now it is your turn." Rest in Power, John Lewis.
"When historians pick up their pens to write the story of the 21st century, let them say that it was your generation who laid down the heavy burdens of hate at last and that peace finally triumphed over violence, aggression and war."
Wow. "In my life I have done all I can to demonstrate that the way of peace, the way of love and nonviolence is the more excellent way. Now it is your turn to let freedom ring." John Lewis' final essay, published today in the New York Times
John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
#JohnLewis is a person like no other. “That’s why I had to visit #BlackLivesMatter Plaza, though I was admitted to the hospital the next day. I just had to see & feel it for myself that, after many years of silent witness, the truth is still marching on”
The immortal words of John Lewis via
John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
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"In my life I have done all I can to demonstrate that the way of peace, the way of love and nonviolence is the more excellent way. Now it is your turn to let freedom ring." These words can't be shared enough.
Catching up with John Lewis's graceful last message to us all.
Thank you John Lewis, for your life, and this last gift to all of us.
Powerful- John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
Such a moving, profound parting wish. In his honor, and because it is right, I commit to doing my part "to help build…the Beloved Community." Thank you, ; you set the bar high. John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
"Democracy is not a state. It is an act..." Supremely wise and beautiful parting words from John Lewis. Perhaps now more than ever, we need to remember them.
“So I say to you, walk with the wind, brothers and sisters, and let the spirit of peace and the power of everlasting love be your guide.” RIP John Lewis
Vote as if your life depended on it. Because it does. But don't just vote -- get involved in the ongoing struggle for justice for all.
A Must-Read Essay from the Late John Lewis
Democracy is not a state. It is an Act. From beyond the grave
The final word from John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
Opinion | John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation - We miss you #GoodTrouble “I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe”.
"When you see something that is not right, you must say something. You must do something. Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part..." - John Lewis, the late civil rights leader, in his final essay.
Honoring John Lewis on the day of his funeral, from his farewell essay
Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of USA: Though I am gone, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe. via late #JohnLewis &
I hope this extraordinary column gets enshrined in school textbooks. “The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it is not guaranteed. You can lose it.”
“Continue to build union between movements stretching across the globe because we must put away our willingness to profit from the exploitation of others.” #GoodTrouble #RIP
Opinion | John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
Such a great and powerful editorial!
Wow. John Lewis never stopped organizing. "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."
“Though I am gone, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe” John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
"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." John Lewis passes on the torch #JohnLewisRIP
Democracy is not a state, it is an act, and each generation must do its part - John Lewis via
John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
This from John Lewis is the most extraordinary Last Lecture I have ever seen.
“Let them say that it was your generation who laid down the heavy burdens of hate at last and that peace finally triumphed over violence, aggression and war.” -#JohnLewis
“So I say to you, walk with the wind, brothers and sisters, and let the spirit of peace and the power of everlasting love be your guide.”~ #JohnLewis #GoodTrouble #RestInPower #BlackLivesMatter
Opinion | John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation - The New York Times
John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
“Emmett Till was my George Floyd. He was my Rayshard Brooks, Sandra Bland and Breonna Taylor. He was 14 when he was killed, and I was only 15 yrs old at the time. I will never ever forget the moment when it became so clear that he cld easily have been me.”
"When historians pick up their pens to write the story of the 21st century, let them say that it was your generation who laid down the heavy burdens of hate at last and that peace finally triumphed over violence, aggression and war."
Opinion | John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation - The New York Times
Though change can be uncomfortable, it’s never bad to make some “good trouble”. Rep. John Lewis’ life serves as a powerful example of just that. Let us follow in his footsteps and get into #goodtrouble to redeem the soul of our nation
John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
"Democracy is not a state. It is an act…." John Lewis's opinion piece in today's is perfect Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation - The New York Times
Parting thoughts from an American hero. Please read, more than once. Keep it close to your heart. via
Opinion | John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation - The New York Times
"the way of peace, the way of love and nonviolence is the more excellent way." just read john lewis' last essay. inspiring.
A great read from a great man. via ⁦
John Lewis: In my life I have done all I can to demonstrate that the way of peace, the way of love and nonviolence is the more excellent way. Now it is your turn to let freedom ring.
Opinion | John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation - The New York Times
"Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself."
John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
Peace and love...
“study lessons of history because humanity has been involved in this soul-wrenching struggle for a very long time...build union between movements across the globe because we must put away our willingness to profit from the exploitation of others.”
One last gift from Mr. John Lewis. "Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe.” RIP.
John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation Even in his final moments, a message of positivity, of unity and of hope. RIP Congressman, humanist, leader. #JohnLewis
John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation A precious parting gift from a true American hero.
John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
Do read this wonderful last reflection and call to action from John Lewis
“Continue to build movements across the globe .. good trouble”. Like MLK a global citizen via
"The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society."
John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
He guides us, even from the other side.
Everyone should read this
"Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself."
John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
Only just got a chance to read this; very moving
In case you haven't yet read it: John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
“Democracy is not a state. It is an act...” —John Lewis
From #EmmettTill to #GeorgeFloyd #RayshardBrooks #SandraBland #BreonnaTaylor & too many others. And then there is #JohnLewis. Rest in Power as you have inspired so many of us to move #GoodTrouble in the way of love, building solidarity across the world.
“The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society.”
This is so beautiful via
John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
Extraordinary essay written by John Lewis shortly before he died and published on the day of his funeral. “Though I am gone, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe.”
Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation #JohnLewis last words
In an essay written shortly before his death which he asked be published on the day of his funeral, John Lewis still shows us the way. Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation #HistSAHE
"Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe." #mustread – a moving and inspirational challenge from John Lewis to all of us.
"When historians pick up their pens to write the story of the 21st century, let them say that it was your generation who laid down the heavy burdens of hate at last and that peace finally triumphed over violence, aggression and war."
Right in the heart. "Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe."
John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
“Democracy is not a state. It is an act.”
John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
"Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community."
Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble. ❤️
On John Lewis, by John Lewis "Democracy is not a state. It is an act"
A remarkable piece. A remarkable man.
“... I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe.” - John Lewis
❤️ “Answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe. In my life I have done all I can to demonstrate that the way of peace, the way of love and nonviolence is the more excellent way. Now it is your turn to let freedom ring.
“Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself.” - John Lewis
May we all find ways to make “good trouble” to bring about change. RIP John Lewis John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
Rest In Peace Mr. Lewis #GoodTrouble
Thank you John Lewis for your leadership and what you have given us. I am glad you were able to witness the widespread acts of transformative solidarity that have arisen because of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Powerful parting words. Our job now.
Beautiful read. "Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe." - John Lewis
“The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it is not guaranteed. You can lose it.” via