Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a civil rights icon, had some kind words for the recently departed poet and memoirist Maya Angelou, who died at the age of 86 Wednesday.
“She spoke a lot about the right of people to participate in a democratic process,” said Lewis, who is 74. “She didn’t like the system of segregation and racial discrimination in the American South and she wanted to do her part in bringing down those signs that said ‘White’ and ‘Colored...’”
Thursday, 29 May 2014
Civil Rights Icon John Lewis: Maya Angelou “Inspired An Entire Generation” | TIME.com
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