Tag Archives: John Lewis

To Memorialize, Turn to Poetry

John Lewis’s mentor James Lawson read a Czeslaw Milosz poem at Lewis’s funeral, showing how deeply he understood social activism.

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On John Lewis’s Love of “Invictus”

The late John Lewis’s favorite poem was apparently “Invictus,” a problematic lyric but one can see how Lewis used it in the cause of social justice.

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