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John Lewis

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Description

John Lewis was a politician and a civil rights leader. He was the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district, serving from 1987 until his death in 2020. Lewis had a Bachelor's degree in Religion and Philosophy from Fisk University, and he was a graduate of the American Baptist Theological Seminary. He was the keynote speaker at the historic March on Washington in August 1963.

Date of Interview

ND

Interviewer

Stephen McKiernan

Interviewee

Lewis, John, 1940 February 21- 2020 July 17

Biographical Text

John Lewis was a politician and a civil rights leader. He was the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district, serving from 1987 until his death in 2020. Lewis had a Bachelor's degree in Religion and Philosophy from Fisk University, and he was a graduate of the American Baptist Theological Seminary. He was the keynote speaker at the historic March on Washington in August 1963.

Duration

41:28

Language

English

Digital Publisher

Binghamton University Libraries

Digital Format

audio/mp4

Accessibility

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Original Format

MIcroCassette

Material Type

Sound

Interview Format

Audio

Subject LCSH

Legislators—United States;
Civil rights movements—United States--20th century;
Lewis, John, 1940 February 21--Interviews

Rights Statement

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Keywords

The nineteen sixties; Baby boom generation; Questioning authority; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; Vietnam War; Environmental issues; the Environmental Movement; Dr. Benjamin Spock; Berrigan Brothers; Timothy Leary.

Files

john-lewis.jpg

Citation

“John Lewis,” Digital Collections, accessed December 9, 2022, https://omeka.binghamton.edu/omeka/items/show/911.