Event Scheduled

John Lewis and the Fight for Change

Houck Lewis
Tom Houck Civil Rights Tours
Friday July 30, 2021 10:00 AM EDT
Cost: Free,

From the venue:

Event will be held at the John Lewis Hero Mural
219 Auburn Ave NW, Atlanta

10AM Tributes and Mural Rededication
11AM Community-Wide Moment of Reflection

Just like the work of the Civil Rights Movement was not done in the 1960s, neither was Lewis’s. After an unsuccessful run for Congress in 1977, Lewis obtained a seat on the Atlanta City Council and worked to pursue equality from that position. He finally became a member of Congress in 1986 and served in the House of Representatives until he died in July of 2020. His work in Congress was marked by his refusal to make decisions based solely on party loyalties. His focus on achieving true democracy was unwavering, no matter the obstacles.

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