Civil rights icons John Lewis and Rev. C.T. Vivian both passed way today. Lewis was 80 years old and died of cancer. Vivian was 95 and died of natural causes. Lewis is famous for participating in lunch counter sit ins, joining the Freedom Riders to challenge segregated buses, and marches that led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Lewis also served as a Democratic congressman for Georgia’s 5th district for more than three decades. Vivian is famous for joining the Freedom Riders, working with Martin Luther King, and founding the National Anti-Klan Network, which is an organization dedicated to keeping the KKK in check.