John Lewis

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT003911" title="John Lewis" href="/topic/politics/government/john-lewis-PEPLT003911.topic">John Lewis</a> at a meeting of American Society of Newspaper Editors in 1964 and his official U.S. Congress portrait. Lewis is now a congressman for Georgia's fifth district but began his career as a civil rights activist. He participated in sit-ins and marches to help end segregation. Lewis was also one of the youngest people to give a speech at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the same march where <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST001228" title="Martin Luther King Jr." href="/topic/arts-culture/culture/martin-luther-king-jr.-PEHST001228.topic">Martin Luther King Jr.</a> gave his "I Have a Dream" speech.

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John Lewis at a meeting of American Society of Newspaper Editors in 1964 and his official U.S. Congress portrait. Lewis is now a congressman for Georgia's fifth district but began his career as a civil rights activist. He participated in sit-ins and marches to help end segregation. Lewis was also one of the youngest people to give a speech at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the same march where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech.

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