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People On Twitter Still Don’t Get John Lewis Isn’t John Lewis

Not content with confusing him for a department store, people are now crediting him with the civil rights movement. He’s taking it with good humor.

1. What a difference a day makes.


On Friday we looked at the misfortune of John Lewis, just a normal guy from Blacksburg, Virginia, who was mistaken for John Lewis, the UK-based retail store.

2. In case you missed that story, this is John Lewis of Blacksburg, Virginia.

John tweets @johnlewis.

3. This is Congressman John Lewis, civil rights campaigner.

This John is the Congressional representative for Georgia’s fifth district, and tweets @repjohnlewis.

4. He gave a speech this weekend at the National Action to Realize the Dream in Washington, marking 50 years since Martin Luther King’s speech.

5. Lewis also gave a speech that day. He was the youngest person to take the podium.

Via bu.edu

6. And because of that, people are getting confused again.

We need a march through the south like @johnlewis said, the gerrymandered south. March & register all brothers & sisters!

— joesegal (@Joseph Segal)

Joseph Segal

@joesegal

We need a march through the south like @johnlewis said, the gerrymandered south. March & register all brothers & sisters!

/ Via

7. John Lewis supports equality, even though people aren’t talking about him.

@joesegal I agree completely, though I think you may have been referring to the wonderful civil rights leader. March on!

— johnlewis (@John Lewis)

John Lewis

@johnlewis

@joesegal I agree completely, though I think you may have been referring to the wonderful civil rights leader. March on!

/ Via

Thank you @JohnLewis for refusing to bow to #VotingRights opponents #MOW50

— DeHol (@Deborah Holmes)

Deborah Holmes

@DeHol

Thank you @JohnLewis for refusing to bow to #VotingRights opponents #MOW50

/ Via

@DeHol I agree that the recent assault on voting rights is horrific, though I think you may have been referring to the civil rights leader.

— johnlewis (@John Lewis)

John Lewis

@johnlewis

@DeHol I agree that the recent assault on voting rights is horrific, though I think you may have been referring to the civil rights leader.

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10. Even Marc Morial, President of the National Urban League, the country’s biggest civil rights group, got the two Johns confused.

Inspired by words of @johnlewis

— MARCMORIAL (@Marc Morial)

Marc Morial

@MARCMORIAL

Inspired by words of @johnlewis

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@MARCMORIAL Fyi.. I think you meant @repjohnlewis

— danielle_ivory (@Danielle Ivory)

Danielle Ivory

@danielle_ivory

@MARCMORIAL Fyi.. I think you meant @repjohnlewis

/ Via

@MARCMORIAL I am inspiring, though I think the words of the great civil rights leader are even more so. @repjohnlewis

— johnlewis (@John Lewis)

John Lewis

@johnlewis

@MARCMORIAL I am inspiring, though I think the words of the great civil rights leader are even more so. @repjohnlewis

/ Via

CONGRESSMAN @JOHNLEWIS DELIVERS REMARKS AT THE "NATIONAL ACTION TO REALIZE THE DREAM" MARCH AND RALLY http://t.co/4OQnurzDXG

— MrDavidJohns (@David Johns)

David Johns

@MrDavidJohns

CONGRESSMAN @JOHNLEWIS DELIVERS REMARKS AT THE “NATIONAL ACTION TO REALIZE THE DREAM” MARCH AND RALLY http://t.co/4OQnurzDXG

/ Via

@MrDavidJohns I agree that my remarks are often remarkable, but those of the wonderful civil rights leader are even more so. @repjohnlewis

— johnlewis (@John Lewis)

John Lewis

@johnlewis

@MrDavidJohns I agree that my remarks are often remarkable, but those of the wonderful civil rights leader are even more so. @repjohnlewis

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16. Through it all, John Lewis of Virginia has been sanguine about the mistaken identity.

@tom7p It's all good. I'm now being mistaken for the civil rights leader, too. I wish I had @repjohnlewis class and @johnlewisretail money.

— johnlewis (@John Lewis)

John Lewis

@johnlewis

@tom7p It’s all good. I’m now being mistaken for the civil rights leader, too. I wish I had @repjohnlewis class and @johnlewisretail money.

/ Via

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