纳什维尔的一条街道以已故的民权偶像Rep重命名. 约翰·刘易斯

纳什维尔的一条街道以已故民权偶像Rep的名字命名. 约翰·刘易斯.

地铁理事会成员周四投票通过,将北第五大道的一部分改名为Rep. 约翰·刘易斯·韦, councilwoman Zulfat Suara confirmed on Twitter.
Suara first introduced legislation to have the street renamed after the longtime congressman from Georgia in the fall.
t’s official,” Suara tweeted. “5th Avenue from Jefferson st. In the north to the Nashville city cemetery on the south side is now Rep. 约翰·刘易斯·韦. Grateful to the minority caucus, my colleagues & everyone that help made it happen. Kudos to my committee members.
    Lewis organized sit-ins in Nashville as a college student from 1959 至 1960, and he was a keynote speaker during the March on Washington in 1963. Lewis was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama in in 2011.
    Lewis died on July 17 在...的年龄 80 of pancreatic cancer.

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