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Interview with John Lewis

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Contributor

Lewis, John, 1940 February 21 - 2020 July 17 ; McKiernan, Stephen

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

ND

Rights

In copyright

Date Modified

2017-03-14

Is Part Of

McKiernan Interviews

Extent

41:28

Date of Interview

ND

Interviewer

Stephen McKiernan

Interviewee

John Lewis, 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

Original Format

1 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

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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.

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About this Collection

Collection Description

Stephen McKiernan's collection of interviews includes more than two hundred interviews with prominent figures of the 1960s, which were collected between the mid-1990s and 2010s. The collection provides narratives of people who were actively involved in or witnessed events in the 1960s, an era which spurred profound cultural and… More

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“Interview with John Lewis,” Digital Collections, accessed July 25, 2024, https://omeka.binghamton.edu/omeka/items/show/911.