J. R. Lewis, known to many of his constituents in Congress as John and to his innermost circle of childhood family and friends as Robert, was a scholarly, articulate, humble, and self-described God-fearing man who believed in equality, liberty and justice for all. He could be counted on to support and show up for any worthy cause. Regardless of how busy he was, he always had time for matters pertaining to social and economic justice, and equality – especially when these issues pertained to African American communities across America.
John Lewis is a legend, a giant of the tallest order, a civil rights leader and champion who not only walked the oft-times treacherous walk on behalf of humanity’s greatest callings (equality, justice, and freedom), but spent nearly his entire adult life, talking the talk as a U.S. Congressman for over 30 years.
For historical context, click on these links to learn more about his considerable role in shaping our nation’s history, and ongoing march towards liberty and justice for all! March on Selma (Alabama), March 21 - 25, 1965. Bloody Sunday (March 7, 1965). Please join Blacks United In Leadership and Diversity (BUILD), as we invite all who are interested to learn more about this beloved and admired, African American Civil Rights icon. John R Lewis.
Read John Lewis' op ed in the New York Times.
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