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Lewis, John Robert

(Encyclopedia) Lewis, John Robert, 1940–2020, African-American politician and civil-rights leader, b. near Troy, Ala., grad. American Baptist Theological Seminary (B.A. 1961), Fisk Univ. (B.A. 1967…

John R. Lewis Biography

John R. Lewiscivil rights leader and U.S. Representative (D.-Ga)Born: Feb. 21, 1940Birthplace: Troy, Ala. Lewis, born into a family of Alabama sharecroppers, became active in the civil…

Wyche FOWLER, Jr., Congress, GA (1940)

Senate Years of Service: 1987-1993 Party: Democrat FOWLER Wyche, Jr. , a Representative and a Senator from Georgia; born in Atlanta, Ga., October 6, 1940; attended the public schools; graduated,…

John Lewis

John Lewis was beaten nearly to death in Selma, Alabama while marching for voting rights in 1965, and went on to become one of America's most prominent civil rights leaders and a member of the U.S.…