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John Lewis, a main figure in the Civil Rights movement and longtime U.S. Congressman, died at the age of 80 on Sunday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. 

Lewis was a part of the march in Selma, Alabama in 1965 along with many other historical moments in which he fought for equality in the country. One of the largest voices throughout the Civil Rights movement, Lewis continued his work toward racial justice as a congressman in Georgia. 

An incredible man who touched the lives of many and created real change, many, including DMV athletes and figures, have taken to social media to pay their respects. Sharing stories about their experiences with Lewis, how he impacted their lives and some of his most important messages, here's how local figures are honoring Lewis.

 
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