John Lewis was born in Troy, Alabama. He has served in Congress representing the Fifth Congressional District in Georgia since 1986. Lewis organized lunch counter protests, was the Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and participated in the Freedom Rides. This brief 2017 interview was collected as part of a yearlong, community-wide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Carl Stokes' election as mayor of Cleveland.
Lewis, John (interviewee)
Stokes: Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future
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"John Lewis interview, 2017" (2017). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 501009.