WATCH: Former President Barack Obama’s eulogy during John Lewis funeral

PBS NewsHour

Jul 30, 2020
Former President Barack Obama delivered the eulogy during the funeral for longtime Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis. “Imagine the courage of two people Malia’s age, younger than my oldest daughter, on their own to challenge an entire infrastructure of oppression,” Obama said of Lewis in his early fight for civil rights. The former president also used Lewis’ legacy as a call for action. “If politicians want to honor John…there’s a better way than a statement calling him a hero. You want to honor John? Let’s honor him by revitalizing the law that he was willing to die for,” Obama said of the Voting Rights Act.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s