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US Congressman and Civil Rights Pioneer John Lewis Featured at DNC

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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One of the most passionate speakers at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night was African-American U.S. Congressman John Lewis of the southern state of Georgia, a leader of the nation’s civil rights movement. Born in 1940 in rural Alabama, Lewis grew up on his family’s farm and attended segregated public schools. He became active in […]

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Jerry Lewis Cancels Sydney Show in Australia Because of Illness

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 11:20 pm (UTC-5)
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American entertainer Jerry Lewis was rushed to a hospital Friday, just moments before he was to take to the stage in Sydney, Australia for a benefit show. The 85-year-old performer is in Australia to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation Australia. Lewis is the long-time chairman of the U.S. Muscular Dystrophy Foundation, which is […]