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  1. Sep 04, 2013 · Throughout the early 1960s, Lewis worked with SNCC conducting voter registration efforts and demonstrations throughout the South. Lewis often endured severe physical violence at the hands of segregationists while participating in demonstrations, earning him a reputation as one of the movement’s most courageous leaders.

  2. Jul 21, 2020 · He left a powerful legacy of advancing not just civil rights but also human rights—extending the focus of his work beyond the United States. By linking national concerns to global ones, Lewis...

  3. Jun 05, 2013 · Lewis, now a thirteen-term congressman from Atlanta, was a leading participant in nearly all of the pivotal events of the civil rights movement—the Nashville sit-ins, the Freedom Rides, the March...

  4. Jul 18, 2020 · He won his House seat in a hotly contested primary by forging a coali­tion of work­ing-class Black voters and white voters. He fought injustice wherever he saw it. He led a sit-in of lawmakers on the House floor in support of gun control. He was outspoken against anti-Semit­ism. He refused to attend the inaug­ur­a­tion of Donald Trump.

  5. Jul 17, 2020 · On March 7, 1965, Lewis played a pivotal role in one the most important events in the history of the American civil rights movement when he and King lieutenant Hosea Williams led some 600 peaceful demonstrators on a march in support of voting rights that departed from Selma, with the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, as its destination.

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