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Lewis set an example for all of us to admire

I would just like to add my voice to the many, many others in honor and praise of John Robert Lewis.

I am not a brave person, so I stand in awe of those who literally put their lives on the line for what they believe in. I believe John Lewis was of the same caliber of such men as Nelson Mandella and Martin Luther King Jr.

I first saw Lewis some years ago in a film shown on PBS entitled “The Freedom Riders.” It was a remarkably well made docu-drama with actual film clips. I believe this film should be shown in every junior/senior high school in this country.

John R. Lewis, and countless other Freedom Riders, greatly contributed to the civil rights movement, and history should remember them.

Rest well, John R. Lewis. Your life mattered.

Donna Hamilton

Altoona

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