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Late civil rights leaders ‘changed course of history,’ says archbishop

Late civil rights leaders ‘changed course of history,’ says archbishop

| Samantha Smith | July 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

The late Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, and another giant of the civil rights movement, the Rev. Cordy Tindell “C.T.” Vivian, who died the same day as Lewis, “changed the course of history for our nation” because of their civil rights work, said Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer of Atlanta.

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Head of Network remembers Lewis as ‘determined, forceful, thoughtful’

Head of Network remembers Lewis as ‘determined, forceful, thoughtful’

| Betty Araya | July 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

As Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of the Catholic social justice lobby Network, began reflecting on her fondest memories of the late Congressman John Lewis, she could recall one instance in which his body language showed something different than the soft-spoken, yet passionate man she knew.

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