The Committee to Memorialize the Legacy of John Lewis in Alabama
John Robert Lewis grew up in an era of racial segregation. John Lewis was born and raised in rural Pike County, Alabama, on February 21, 1940. Lewis had a happy childhood and attended Pike County Training School in Brundidge. Growing up, John needed to work hard to assist his sharecropper parents — but he worked hard against the unfairness of segregation. Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. he joined the civil rights movement. Lewis was a Freedom Rider, spoke at 1963’s March on Washington and led the demonstration that became known as “Bloody Sunday.” He was elected to Congress in 1986 and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011.
- Erect a memorial to honor Congressman Lewis in Brundidge, Alabama
- Educate the public on the life and legacy of Congressman Lewis.
- To fundraise in support of these endeavors
Your tax-deductible contribution will help preserve the memory and legacy of John Lewis for generations to come.