Scott M. Karson, president of the New York State Bar Association, issued the following statement today regarding the death of John Lewis.
“The death of John Lewis, a luminary in the Civil Rights movement, is a terrible loss for our nation. I had the privilege of hearing him speak at the 1963 March on Washington, which inspired me to pursue racial justice my entire life. Although illness forced him to the sidelines as the country confronted the death of George Floyd, his insights still galvanized his followers and touched me personally. He will be sorely missed.”
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