FLINT, Mich. — Mayor Karen Weaver released the following statement after the October 27, 2019 announcement of the death of the longest serving African-American in congressional history, John Conyers Jr. :
“John Conyers Jr. spent 50 years standing up and speaking for those who could not speak for themselves. His unwavering mission for equity for all will always be remembered. May we pick up the mantle and continue to fight for equality, justice and peace for all.
It is with my deepest sympathies that I ask that we keep his family in our prayers at this difficult time.”