Bezos donates $100M to Obama Foundation in honor of Congressman John Lewis

As part of the gift, Bezos has requested that the plaza in the Obama Presidential Center be called the John Lewis Plaza, the foundation said in a statement.

“Freedom fighters deserve a special place in the pantheon of heroes, and I can think of no more fitting person to honor with this gift than John Lewis,” Bezos said in the statement.

A protege of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr., Lewis led sit-ins to integrate all-white lunch counters, was one of the original “Freedom Riders” who integrated buses, and endured beatings by white police and gangs.

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