John Lewis (1940-2020)

Congressman and Civil Rights Legend

John Lewis needs no introduction. He passed away in 2020 after a battle with cancer. Just look to the towering “hero” mural of the Civil Rights Movement leader for proof of his influence. The longtime Atlanta congressman and best-selling graphic novelist spent much of his time these days fighting the good fight up on Capitol Hill. But he knows Atlanta well, including its troubled past, the change it’s endured in recent decades, and what the city represents today.