See Steve Harvey's Touching Tribute to the Late Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Gracious Egedegbe
Jul 20, 2020
11:20 A.M.

Steve Harvey posted an honorary tribute to late John Lewis, a Georgian lawmaker and civil rights activist. He shared a photo where both men stood with mics in their hands.


Steve Harvey shared a throwback snap of himself and John Lewis. Both men appeared to be on stage and the on-screen star had his hand resting on Lewis. Under the post, he wrote:

"This loss to our community and our Fight is a huge one...What an incredible man and spirit...This man gave his life for justice and equality."

John Lewis addresses audience at the Nashville Public Library Award on November 19, 2016. | Photo: Getty Images

John Lewis addresses audience at the Nashville Public Library Award on November 19, 2016. | Photo: Getty Images


He ended the post by reaching out to the deceased's family and further to the entire country. Lewis was a man of impeccable character. He advocated for what was right.

During his lifetime, he was confident in all ways. His poise and ideals made him endearing. Lewis fought for the black community as a revolutionary fighter and his death was greatly felt by the state's men and citizens of America.


The lawmaker began battling with his health after he suffered from stage IV pancreatic cancer last year. The civil rights activist died on Friday.

In a CBS series that featured the advocate's life story, he reportedly read out a note that he wrote to his younger self. In the note, he shared inspirational paragraphs that spelled out his dedication towards having a better America free of racism.

Both students soon became close and Lewis's friendship with Lafayette became a brotherhood.


Many prominent personalities have shared their tribute to the real-life superhero whose civil rights movements have inspired a generation.

A tribute came from Bernard Lafayette, an equality advocate who joined forces with Lewis after meeting him at the American Baptist College in Nashville, Tennessee.


While talking about him during an interview, he explained that his first time with Lewis was in 1958 as students in Nashville. Lafayette stated that Lewis is a peaceful man who started engaging in non-violent protests in school.

This same civil rights icon influenced Lafayette who was not interested in attending meetings and protests at first.

Both students soon became close and Lewis' friendship with Lafayette became a brotherhood. They went as far as sharing clothes apart from being roommates. They shared everything.

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