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Lewis, John, 1940 February 21-


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    • Lewis, John, 1940 Feb. 21-
    • Lewis, John R., 1940 February 21-
    • Lewis, John Robert, 1940 February 21-
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1940-02-21
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 19870103
        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. House
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1963
        • Affiliation End: 1966
        • Organization: (naf) Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation End: 1967
        • Organization: (naf) Fisk University
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Voter Education Project, Inc. (Atlanta, Ga.)
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Troy (Ala.)
    • Gender

        male
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    • Lewis, John, 1940 Feb. 21-
  • Sources

    • found: Ball, T.E. Headlines-- Julian Bond vs John Lewis, c1988:t.p. (John Lewis) p. 21 (Democrat) jkt. (Congressman John Lewis)
    • found: Phone call to the Congressman's Office, 2-21-89(full name: John R. Lewis; b. 2/21/40; never published a book before)
    • found: U. S. Cong. Sen. Cmte. on Human Resources. Nomination, 1977 (subj.)t.p. (John Robert Lewis)
    • found: Walking with the wind, c1998:t.p. (John Lewis)
    • found: English Wikipedia website, viewed May 21, 2013(Born: John Robert Lewis, Feb. 21, 1940, Troy, Ala.; Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia's 5th district; Assumed office: Jan. 3, 1987; 3rd Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; In office: 1963-1966)
    • found: 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)
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    • 1989-02-24: new
    • 2017-01-17: revised
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