John Lewis Has Passed Away
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Representative John Lewis, "an apostle of nonviolence who was bloodied at Selma and across the Jim Crow South in the historic struggle for racial equality", has passed away today at the age of 80. The following passage is considered by many to be one of Lewis's most endearing advice to college graduates, who will go on to carry the future on their shoulders: “Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.” John Lewis will surely be missed by many.