John Lewis: Civil Rights Activist

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Who was John Lewis? John Lewis was born in Troy, Alabama and grew up in a family of sharecroppers. He also grew up in an area of segregated schools. Lewis went to college in Nashville, Tennessee at Fisk University, where he learned about nonviolent protests. Lewis helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and joined the freedom riders. John Lewis was a Civil Rights Movement Leader in the 1940. John Lewis was UMW, long-time labor leader who organized. He also led the first important unskilled workers labor union, called in to represent union during sit-down strike. John Lewis is known for many things, he even won awards like the Golden Plate Award given by the Academy, The Martin Luther Peace Prize, the Preservation Hero Award

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