Business and community leaders in Atlanta and across Georgia are mourning the death of civil rights hero and U.S. Rep. John Lewis who died late Friday, July 17, at the age of 80.

Lewis announced in December he had been diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer but continued to keep a busy schedule at the Capitol. In June, he handily won the Democratic primary seeking to serve another term in Congress representing the Fifth District, a seat he held since 1987. His death came just hours after fellow…


Atlanta Business Journal
Business, community leaders pay tribute to John Lewis, a civil rights icon and U.S. Congressman