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U.S. Rep. John Lewis Pushes Joe Biden to Pick Woman of Color for His VP Running Mate

U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia), the nationally-known civil rights icon,  said today that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden should pick a woman of color to be his running mate. Lewis made the comments as he endorsed Biden for president. “I think Vice President Biden should look around. It would be good to have a woman of color,” Lewis told reporters…

US Rep John Lewis of Georgia Battling Pancreatic Cancer

Civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., is extolled at an event with fellow Democrats before passing the Voting Rights Advancement Act to eliminate potential state and local voter suppression laws, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Congressman John Lewis of Georgia has announced he has advanced pancreatic cancer, vowing he will will continue…

Rep. John Lewis Releases 3rd Novel in Series

The title is "March: Book Three"

Troy native, Civil Rights Icon and U.S. Representative John Lewis (D- Ga.) has published a third book in his graphic novel series about the Civil Rights Movement.    The Washington Post reviews the new volume with a nod toward Selma’s central role:   “The Selma march effectively bookends the entire trilogy, so we know that young John Lewis will be…

John Lewis to Have School Named in His Honor

A Georgia elementary school will be named after Pike County native Congressman John Lewis. Tuesday, the DeKalb County Board of Education voted to name a new elementary school (Pre-K – 5) in honor of Atlanta Congressman John Lewis, 5th District Georgia.  The new school will be known as John Robert Lewis Elementary School.  It will be the first public school in…