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New John Lewis mural unveiled in SE DC [Video]

The artwork is on a wall of HIS Grooming in Southeast, where the late congressman got his hair cut for nearly a year near the end of his life.

WASHINGTON — A new mural honoring Civil Rights icon John Lewis will decorate the walls of the barber shop where he was a regular customer.

The artwork will be officially unveiled at HIS grooming at 1242 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE at 3 p.m. Posts on the shop’s Instagram page show the piece depicts Lewis in the chair getting his head shaved.

After Lewis’ death in 2020 due to pancreatic cancer, shop owner Jared Scott talked to WUSA9 about the first time Lewis came in to his business for a hot shave with a straight razor.

“My heart skipped a few beats,” Scott said. “My hands were trembling.”

Lewis continued to visit HIS Grooming nearly a dozen times over the course of a …

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