At John Lewis’s Funeral, Obama, Clinton and Bush Pay Tribute

WASHINGTON—Former President Barack Obama on Thursday heralded the late Rep. John Lewis as a “founding father” whose legacy of activism transformed American democracy, while warning that the nation must remain “vigilant against the darker currents of this country’s history.” Paying tribute to Mr. Lewis along with former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton at…

WASHINGTON—Former President Barack Obama on Thursday heralded the late Rep. John Lewis as a “founding father” whose legacy of activism transformed American democracy, while warning that the nation must remain “vigilant against the darker currents of this country’s history.”

Paying tribute to Mr. Lewis along with former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton at Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was once a co-pastor, Mr. Obama said Mr. Lewis was perhaps Dr. King’s “finest disciple.”

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