Can I give up now? Can I give in?
A leader of the modern day American civil rights movement,
John Lewis worked closely with the Reverend Dr Martin Luther King jr,
and was the last surviving keynote speaker from the 1963 March on Washington.
We shall stop suffocated thoughts until thousands peaces,
and put them together in the image of God and democracy.
We must wake up American wake up .
Lewis came national recognition 2 years later,
when he along with other voting right demenstrators,
were beaten by police in Selma Alabama,
the 1965 incident known as Bloody Sunday,
triggered a national awakening to end racial discrimination.
We were beaten we were triggered ass.
I thought I was going to down this bridge.
Months after the violence Lewis stood next to President Lyndon Johnson,
when the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act was signed into law.
It was a crowning moment for Lewis,
as the legislation outlawed discriminatory voting practices,
that kept African-Americans from gaining political power.
The Act of 1965 freed and liberated so many people.
In 1986 Lewis began his own political career,
after being elected to the US House of Representatives from Georgia called the conscience of the Congress,
Lewis fought against income inequality and for criminal justice reform and gun safety.
We cannot continue to stick our heads under this stand,
and it goes the reality of mass gun violence in our nation.
In 2011 President Barack Obama awarded Lewis the Medal of Freedom the nations highest civilian honor.
Right before New Years Day 2020 the veteran congressman announced he had stage four pancreatic cancer.
While under cancer treatment,
he returned to his native Alabama to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday March,
refusing to let his grave condition hold him back.
I am not going to give up I am not going to give in. I am going to all country to fight. We need to praise now more than ever before.Lets do it
Lets do it in all more different place. Chris Simpkins VOA news Washington
让我们在更多不同的地方做。 克里斯·辛普金斯（Chris Simpkins）美国之音新闻华盛顿