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Type: StillImage | Photographs
Creator: Unknown
Title: Lewis, John
Description: View of Georgia congressman John Lewis at a campaign rally in Atlanta, Georgia.

Local identification number: VIS 158.01.201

John Robert Lewis (1940- ) is a civil rights leader and politician. He served as the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1986, becoming only the second African-American to represent Georgia in Congress since Reconstruction. Lewis continues to serve as the Representative of Georgia's 5th Congressional District.

Local identification number: ahc158001201a.jpg

Subjects: Civil rights leaders--Georgia--Atlanta | Civil rights leaders--Georgia | Political campaigns | Political campaigns--1980-1990 | Political parades and rallies--Georgia--Atlanta | Political parades and rallies--Georgia | African Americans--1980-1990 | African Americans | People--Georgia--Atlanta | People--Georgia | Lewis, John, 1940-
Contributors: Atlanta History Center
Online Publisher: Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305, 2009
Original Material: Southline Press, Inc. Photographs, Atlanta History Center
Rights and Usage: This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through The Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
Persistent Link to Item: http://collections.atlantahistorycenter.com/u?/southline,184

Related Institutions: Atlanta History Center
Collection Information: Southline Press, Inc. Photographs