Photo: Remembering John Lewis

 

From left, Lowndes County District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks and Columbus Mayor Robert Smith ring a bell at 10 a.m. on Thursday outside Missionary Union Baptist Church in Columbus to honor civil rights leader and Congressman John Lewis, who passed away on July 17. Brooks and Smith rang the bell in sync with churches throughout Atlanta and the South on the day of Lewis' funeral. Lewis wrote an essay shortly before his death and asked that it be published on the day of his funeral.

From left, Lowndes County District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks and Columbus Mayor Robert Smith ring a bell at 10 a.m. on Thursday outside Missionary Union Baptist Church in Columbus to honor civil rights leader and Congressman John Lewis, who passed away on July 17. Brooks and Smith rang the bell in sync with churches throughout Atlanta and the South on the day of Lewis' funeral. Lewis wrote an essay shortly before his death and asked that it be published on the day of his funeral. "Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe. In my life I have done all I can to demonstrate that the way of peace, the way of love and nonviolence is the more excellent way. Now it is your turn to let freedom ring," Lewis wrote. Photo by: Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

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