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Our turn to "do the work"

Many people refer to the World War II veterans as part of the greatest American generation. I am not here to argue that. However, I will say that with passing of Rep. John Lewis and Rev. C.T. Vivian on July 17, 2020, I'm reminded that passing of the most influential generation in American history is upon us. The veterans of the American Civil Rights Movement did more to shape our country domestically than any global war ever could. Lewis was the last of the "Big Six", the six most prominent civil rights leaders of the Movement. He was the only one of the six to be elected to public office, thus positioning himself as the protector of the advances they fought and, in the case of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,  died for. John was respected by many in both parties as the American hero he was and the conscience of a nation he evolved to be. He never stopped being civilly disobedient. He never yielded on an issue of principle. Most importantly, he never gave up, even as

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