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Celebrating a Civil Rights Icon, John Lewis: Congressman John Lewis

Celebrating a Civil Rights Icon,

John Lewis in Pictures


John Lewis and co-authors of The March, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell

John Lewis with President Barack Obama

Congressman John Lewis Biography


Often called  "one of the most courageous persons the Civil Rights Movement ever produced," John Lewis has dedicated his life to protecting human rights, securing civil liberties, and building what he calls "The Beloved Community” in America.   His dedication to the highest ethical standards and moral principles has won him the admiration of many of his colleagues  on both sides of the aisle in the United States Congress.

He has been called "the conscience of the U.S. Congress,” and Roll Call magazine has said, "John Lewis…is a genuine American hero and moral leader who commands widespread respect in the chamber.”    

John Lewis biography from Roll Call Magazine, accessed from

Books by John Lewis

John Lewis--Good Trouble

The March

Congressman John Lewis at the American Library Association Conference promoting his book The March

President Obama giving Congressman Lewis the Medal of Honor

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