John Lewis and Lillian Lewis

Collection:
Boyd Lewis Photographs
Title:
John Lewis and Lillian Lewis
Creator:
Lewis, Boyd, 1944-
Date of Original:
1970/1990
Subject:
African Americans--1970-1980
Civil rights leaders--Georgia
Civil rights movements
Politicians--Georgia
Politics and government--Georgia
Activists--Georgia--Atlanta
Furniture--Georgia--Atlanta
Clothing and dress--1980-1990
Voter Education Project (Southern Regional Council)
Lewis, John, 1940-
Lewis, Lillian
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
View of John Lewis, head of the Voter Education Project (VEP), and his wife Lillian Lewis in Atlanta, Georgia.
John Robert Lewis (1940- ) is a civil rights leader and politician. He served as the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1986, becoming only the second African-American to represent Georgia in Congress since Reconstruction. Lewis continues to serve as the Representative of Georgia's 5th Congressional District.
Local Identifier:
VIS 101.103.001
ahc101103001.jpg
Metadata URL:
http://album.atlantahistorycenter.com/cdm/ref/collection/byd/id/95
Extent:
35 mm black and white negative
Original Collection:
MSS 602, Boyd Lewis Papers, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center
Holding Institution:
Atlanta History Center
Rights:
Rights Statement information

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