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Death of John Lewis Fuels Movement to Rename Edmund Pettus Bridge

2020-07-19T00:37:28+0000

The bridge became a flash point on March 7, 1965, as protesters, led by Mr. Lewis and other civil rights leaders, were stopped and beaten by state troopers as they marched to Alabama’s capital.


Morton Cohen, Scholar of Lewis Carroll and His Wonderland, Dies at 96

2017-07-05T01:02:53+0000

Mr. Cohen tracked down many of the women Carroll had corresponded with when they were young.


2 Republican Senators Post Photos of Elijah Cummings in John Lewis Tributes

2020-07-18T22:19:10+0000

Marco Rubio and Dan Sullivan were each trying to honor Mr. Lewis on social media when they mistakenly posted photos of Mr. Cummings, a Black congressman who died in October.


Lewis Gilbert, Director of ‘Alfie’ and 007 Movies, Is Dead at 97

2018-02-27T19:49:24+0000

Best known for his work with Michael Caine and Sean Connery, Mr. Gilbert also made action films (“Sink the Bismarck!”) and quieter ones (“Educating Rita”).


Jan Ellen Lewis, Expert on Jefferson’s Other Family, Dies at 69

2018-09-05T20:10:47+0000

A historian, she organized a groundbreaking conference on Jefferson’s legacy after DNA tests showed that he had fathered children with Sally Hemings, a slave.


At Lewis Funeral, Obama Calls Filibuster a ‘Jim Crow Relic’

2020-07-30T21:54:06+0000

The former president has sharp words for Trump — and an increased focus on 2020.


Watch Full Video: Funeral for John Lewis

2020-07-30T13:58:29+0000

At the funeral for Representative John Lewis, former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, along with Speaker Nancy Pelosi paid tribute to the civil rights icon.


Pelosi and McConnell Pay Tribute to John Lewis at Capitol Ceremony

2020-07-27T16:59:55+0000

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, honored Representative John Lewis for his devotion to advancing civil rights.


After Death of John Lewis, Democrats Renew Push for Voting Rights Law

2020-07-21T14:43:07+0000

Democrats and activists who have long sought to update the Voting Rights Act say the proper way to honor the fallen civil rights icon is to pass it and name it in his honor. Republicans are opposed.


Death of John Lewis Fuels Movement to Rename Edmund Pettus Bridge

2020-07-19T00:37:28+0000

The bridge became a flash point on March 7, 1965, as protesters, led by Mr. Lewis and other civil rights leaders, were stopped and beaten by state troopers as they marched to Alabama’s capital.



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Dinh Q. Le, Artist Who Weighed War and Memory, Dies at 56

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 20:26:31 +0000

His most famous work — collages of Vietnam War photographs, popular film stills and Western imagery — focused on a history of his homeland that he feared was being lost.

Bob Graham, Former Florida Governor and Senator, Dies at 87

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 16:18:28 +0000

After the 9/11 attacks, Mr. Graham became an outspoken critic of President George W. Bush’s response and voted against invading Iraq.

Ken Holtzman, Who Pitched Two No-Hitters for the Cubs, Is Dead at 78

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 16:17:03 +0000

He was part of the Oakland A’s dynasty in the ’70s. He was also the winningest Jewish pitcher in Major League Baseball, surpassing Sandy Koufax.

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Wed, 17 Apr 2024 03:12:25 +0000

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