The company removed all product promotions from Apple.com.
Apple has changed its landing page to honor Rep. John Lewis. Longtime Congressman and The civil rights icon passed on Friday. After a fight with pancreatic cancer, he died aged 80.The home page generally promotes Apple products, rather includes a photo of Lewis and one of his most well-known quotes – “Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble,necessary trouble.”
Lewis was Black, son of sharecroppers, born in 1940 in Alabama. During his teenage age, joined the civil rights movement in the late 1950s to fight segregation, then he turned into Rev. Martin Luther King Jr’s close follower.
Lewis joined protests and marches where he joined infamous Bloody Sunday march in 1965 overan extension in Selma, Alabama. During this march, Lewis experienced near-fatal beating police.Moreover, he served as director of the Voter Education Project. More than 40 times over his lifetime he got arrested in the fight for equal rights.
In the early 1980s, he was chosen for the Atlanta city council and afterward ran for Congress. In the US House, for 17 terms, he served of Representatives, a Democrat representing Georgia. In 2011, Lewis was awarded by President Barack Obama for Presidential Medal of Freedom. As he was fighting cancer, Lewis still kept on standing up against injustice. He denounced the police killing of George Floyd, who passed on May 25. Lewis said, “The madness must stop”.
Apple CEO Tim Cook on his tweet said about Lewis on Friday that he is an American hero. This summer, “John Lewis: Good Trouble,” a documentary about his life was released. On several services, it is available to stream, including Apple TV.