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John Lewis

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Birthday
21, 1940
Birthplace
Troy, AL
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Birthday
21, 1940 (age 79)
Birthplace
Troy, AL

About

American politician and civil rights activist. He was elected as a democratic representative for the state of Georgia in 1987.

Before Fame

He participated in Freedom Rides to desegregate the South during the American Civil Rights movement.

Trivia

He was chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee to end segregation.

Family Life

His parents were named Willie Mae and Eddie Lewis. He was married to Lillian Miles from 1968 until her death in 2012. They had one son, John-Miles.

Associated With

Like him, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was also a renowned Civil Rights activist.