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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, John Lewis Need Us to Finish Their Work

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"Has anybody here seen my old friend John [and Ruth]…But I just looked around and [they’re] gone.Didn't you love the things they stood for?Didn't they try to find some good for you and me?And we'll be free,Someday soon it's gonna be one day."I was reminded of this song when Congressman John Lewis died, then over the weekend when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died. “Abraham, Martin and John” is a haunting song, released in 1968, another tumultuous year in American life, and it is a tribute to the memory of four assassinated Americans, all icons of social change.Perhaps, it should be updated and re-written for John and Ruth, two icons for equality and freedom, who, while not young or killed, left us during a year, and at a time, when we are.

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