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CBS News issued a sincere apology on Monday night for mixing up photos of the late Congressman Elijah Cummings and U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who announced he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
The mixup occurred on Monday's broadcast of CBS Evening News. A photograph of Cummings was mistakenly identified as Lewis. Cummings died of natural causes on Oct. 17, at age 68.
"Tonight on the 6:30 p.m. ET broadcast of the CBS Evening News, one photograph was misidentified as Congressman John Lewis. We have replaced the photo in all broadcasts and platforms. We deeply regret the error," CBS tweeted.
News of Lewis' cancer diagnosis prompted reactions from celebrities and lawmakers on social media.
Lewis, 79, said he will continue to serve in the House of Representatives while undergoing chemotherapy treatment for his cancer.
The civil rights leader once marched alongside Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to fight for the freedom of Black people to vote in U.S. elections.
But on Sunday, Lewis announced he is in the biggest fight of his life.
"I have been in some kind of fight - for freedom, equality, basic human rights - for nearly my entire life," he said.
"I have never faced a fight quite like the one I have now."
Lewis added: "I have a fighting chance."
Pancreatic cancer is one of the few cancers that can go undetected until it is too far advanced to treat.
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus staged a silent protest during President Donald Trump's first State of the Union Address to Congress in Washington D.C. on Tuesday.
The Black Caucus members wore vibrant African kente cloth and black clothing to protest President Trump's infamous "shithole" comments about developing third world countries.
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On a day when most of America celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's life and legacy, Atlantans are voicing outrage at President-elect Donald Trump for disrespecting their city and civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis.
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Artist and photographer Freddy O poses with Congressman John Lewis at the African-American Heritage Arts Festival on Saturday. Fred is holding a print of his original artwork titled "I Can Dance". Rap artist Gorilla Zoe and Rico Brooks of Block Ent stopped by on Friday. The Heritage Arts Festival at Underground Atlanta ends tonight at 9 PM.
SR community member ATLien stopped by to purchase artwork from Freddy O! ATLien also runs the StraightFromTheA blog so go check her out!
One of Atlanta's more famous artists Selma Glass (right) sold prints of her artwork which is in demand.
Rep. John Lewis posed with artist Addison who created that Tupac artwork on his shirt
Tiyonda poses with Freddy O after purchasing a print.
The Newton family stopped by to check out Fred's work
Special thanks to all who stopped by and purchased Fred's work! To purchase Freddy O's artwork, please visit FreddyO.com or click here.
Photos by Sandra Rose