Tag Archives: “Big Six” leaders of the Civil Rights Movement

Civil Rights Icon Congressman John Lewis Dead at the Age of 80

So sad about this. Congressman John Lewis is dead at the age of 80.😢😢 Thank you, Congressman. For all your work. For all you did for this country. You were a true American Hero.🙏🙏   The words of John Lewis … Continue reading

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Celebrating 50th Anniversary March on Washington

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African American History: Congressman John Robert Lewis

John Robert Lewis (born February 21, 1940) is the U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 5th congressional district, serving since 1987. He was a leader in the American Civil Rights Movement and chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), playing a … Continue reading

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