John Lewis

Politician John Lewis, a famous politician and civil rights leader, has served as the U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 5th congressional district since 1987. He is also the dean of the Georgia congressional delegation. He is the only living “Big Six” leader of the American Civil Rights Movement and he has played a major role in the struggle to end legalized racial discrimination and segregation. Lewis has held the position of Senior Chief Deputy Whip since 2007 and has been on the team since 1991. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images)

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'March: Book Two' Shows All Sides of Civil Rights Movement

Georgia Democratic congressman and Civil Rights Movement icon John Lewis hopes his latest graphic novel will serve as a guide for young protesters as they seek justice today.

News: One Inspiration for 'Selma' Tells His Story

An eyewitness to history remembers the historic Selma march. (1/16/2015)

Petition Urges Obama to Invite the Brown, Garner and Rice Families to State of the Union Address

Some say inviting the families would send a strong message about plans to repair the criminal justice system.

Rep. John Lewis: Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Could Ignite Nationwide Protests

Rep. John Lewis says people will react if there's a miscarriage of justice.

Oprah Winfrey, Harry Belafonte Honored by Harvard

A group of eight esteemed individuals, including civil rights hero U.S. Rep John Lewis, D-Ga. and "12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen, received W.E.B. Du Bois Medals.

CBC and Others Urge Obama Administration to Appoint Police Czar

Leaders offer steps to improve police-community relations.
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