Following the passing of Rep. John Lewis, Delta CEO Ed Bastian shared this message on LinkedIn.
It is a sad day for the city of Atlanta and for our world. John Lewis was a towering figure in the Civil Rights movement, whose never-ending fight for equality and justice improved the lives of millions of Americans. He was also a great supporter of the people of Delta. In recent years I had the honour of working with Rep. Lewis as he represented the people of Atlanta in Congress, and was awestruck by his relentless commitment to justice and his well-earned role as the “Conscience of the Congress.” My prayers are with his family today, as well as the family of the Rev. C.T. Vivian. We not only honour them for their life’s work, but we pledge to join so many in continuing their legacy amid this national reckoning over racial injustice.
Read this message on Ed Bastian’s LinkedIn page