John Lewis

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John Lewis, Then
Born: February 21, 1940, in Troy, Alabama, and grew up there.

Then: Student, American Bible Theological Seminary, Nashville. Member of the Nashville Movement and a leader in the sit-ins there in 1960. One of the original 13 Freedom Riders who left Washington, D.C., on May 4, 1961.
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Published on May 04, 2011

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