‘Good trouble:‘ John Lewis spoke thunder and lightning truth in a calm-before-the-storm voice

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John Lewis was ‘good trouble’ all of his life. I was fortunate to witness Lewis speak at a couple of events. Once in an emotionally-charged large audience on the eve of Barack Obama’s DNC presidential nomination ( I was covering it,) once at a gathering in a downtown Mobile restaurant a few years ago. On both occasions, Lewis was an overwhelming presence before he even spoke a word. And when he spoke ... gracious. The heavens opened up. John Lewis delivered thunder and lightning truth in a calm before-the-storm voice. We will miss his strength. His integrity. His truth. His power. His perseverance. His class. His humble service. We will miss his voice.

Rest in peace, John Lewis.

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