New postage stamp could honor civil rights icon John Lewis

U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff wants to honor his mentor with a new postal stamp.

The Democrat sent a letter to the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee urging it to approve a stamp commemorating the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis as an “American hero, civil rights icon and revered citizen of Georgia.”

“His courage serves as an extraordinary example of civic leadership and continues to inspire young Americans to serve their communities and build a better world,” wrote Ossoff.

As a teenager, Ossoff wrote Lewis a letter after reading his memoir, “Walking With the Wind.” To his surprise, Lewis wrote back and invited Ossoff to work as a volunteer intern, starting a relationship between the two men that spanned nearly decades.


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