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Updated: 8/30/2020
Malcolms Project
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Senator John Lewis

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  • My story began long ago, on a dirt road in Troy AL, I was born John Lewis on February 21, 1940, as you can see I'm the son of a Black Sharecropper.
  • After completing high school, I applied to Troy University and was denied. However, I moved on to graduate from a school in Nashville Tennessee. Were, I became a minister.
  • While attending college, I had became interested in the works of Dr. Martin L. King Jr and other Civil Rights activist. In which I was a part of sit-ins and the Freedom Rides of 1961.
  • While, I was the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Committee, I had been arrested over a dozen times for trying to help register black people to vote. (PLEASE VOTE)
  • March 7, 1965 the day known as Bloody Sunday, were I organized for 600 voting right marchers, to march from Selma to Montgomery and all chaos broke loose.
  • It's on April 5, 1977 that I decided to make my first bid for Congress in Metro Atlanta, which was followed by a lost
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