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A 30-Foot Confederate Monument In Georgia Is Being Replaced With a John Lewis Statue

They’re breaking ground on the DeKalb County statue honoring civil rights icon and Georgia congressman, John Lewis.

John Lewis, born on February 21, 1940 in Alabama, was one of the “Big Six” leaders of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement and went down in history as one of the greatest Black congressmen. He was 80 years old when he died on July 17, 2020 after a battle with pancreatic cancer and has been honored in a number of ways since. He has a scholarship in his honor at Spelman College, the new John and Lillian Miles Lewis Foundation, which launched this year in honor of him and his wife, and now a statue in front of the DeKalb County Courthouse.



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