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Lewis, John, 1940-2020

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Personal name headingLewis, John, 1940-2020
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Variant(s)Lewis, John, 1940 February 21-
Lewis, John, 1940 Feb. 21-
Lewis, John R., 1940-2020
Lewis, John Robert, 1940-2020
Other standard no.L000287
Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1940-02-21
Death date2020-07-17
Place of birthTroy (Ala.)
Place of deathAtlanta (Ga.)
Field of activityUnited States--Politics and government
Civil rights movements
AffiliationUnited States. Congress. House
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
Fisk University
Voter Education Project (Atlanta, Ga.)
Voter Education Project (Southern Regional Council)
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Profession or occupationLegislators Civil rights workers
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Found inBall, T.E. Headlines-- Julian Bond vs John Lewis, c1988: t.p. (John Lewis) p. 21 (Democrat) jkt. (Congressman John Lewis)
Phone call to the Congressman's Office, 2-21-89 (full name: John R. Lewis; b. 2/21/40; never published a book before)
U. S. Cong. Sen. Cmte. on Human Resources. Nomination, 1977: t.p. (John Robert Lewis)
Walking with the wind, c1998: t.p. (John Lewis)
African American national biography, accessed via The Oxford African American Studies Center online database, July 27, 2014 (Lewis, John; John Robert Lewis; civil rights leader and member of Congress; born 21 February 1940 in Near Troy, Alabama, United States; enrolled in the American Baptist Theological Seminary in Nashville, Tennessee; received a BA from Fisk University (1967); in 1958, at the age of eighteen, he met Dr. King, and his life was changed forever: he decided to devote it to the struggle for civil rights; in 1960 formed the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), in 1963 was selected SNCC's second chair; SNCC's evolving militancy and radicalism would lead to Lewis's ouster as SNCC chairman; executive director of the Atlanta-based Voter Education Project (VEP) (1970-1976); associate director of ACTION, the umbrella agency with responsibilities for the Peace Corps and domestic volunteer service agencies; in 1981 was elected to the city council of Atlanta; in 1986 was elected to the U.S. Congress; Barack Obama presented Lewis with the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom)
John Lewis, towering figure of civil rights era, dies at 80, via New York times online, July 17, 2020 (Representative John Lewis; died on Friday [July 17, 2020]; John Robert Lewis; born on Feb. 21, 1940 near the town of Troy [Alabama])
Wikipedia, July 17, 2020 (John Lewis (civil rights leader); John Robert Lewis (February 21, 1940 - July 17, 2020); American politician and civil rights leader; U.S. Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district from 1987 until his death in 2020; born in Troy, Alabama; died Atlanta, Georgia; 3rd Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, in office June 1963 - May 1966; political party: Democratic)
Associated languageeng
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