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John Lewis mourned as 'founding father' of 'better America'

 

Last updated 7/30/2020 at 1:31pm



JEFF MARTIN

Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — John Lewis was celebrated as an American hero during his funeral Thursday as former President Barack Obama and others called on people to follow Lewis' example and fight injustice.

Three former presidents joined in the eulogies at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church after nearly a week of mourning that took the civil rights icon from his birthplace in Alabama to the nation's capital of Washington to his final resting place in his home of Atlanta.

Lewis was "a man of pure joy and unbreakable perseverance," Obama said during a fiery speech in which...



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