Systemic Racism

After John Lewis: 21 civil rights leaders who are shaping America

Mourners view a makeshift memorial to the passing of the late Rep. John Lewis, a pioneer of the civil rights movement and long-time member of the U.S. House of Representatives, under his mural in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. July 18, 2020. REUTERS/Dustin Chambers - RC2XVH9OONY2

John Lewis was the last-surviving speaker from the historic 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Image: REUTERS/Dustin Chambers

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