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Nashville Public Library Awards Civil Right Icon Congressman John Lewis Literary Award

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US Democratic Representative of Georgia John Lewis announced he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. The civil rights icon was diagnosed after routine tests during a recent medical visit. He will undergo treatment for the cancer and says he is used to fighting for freedom and injustices and this fight will be no different.

John Lewis in his 17th term as a member of Congress, plans to begin his treatment in Washington as he continues to serve his congressional duties. He say’s because of advances in medical research he believes he has a fighting chance. Our prayers go out to John Lewis and his family.

Support For Lewis has been pouring in on Twitter all across the nation: