Tell us your favorite John Lewis story

The civil rights legend turns 80 today

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John Lewis
John Lewis at a 2013 event.

Photograph by Larry French/Getty Images

Today, we’re celebrating Congressman John Lewis’s 80th birthday, and we want you to share your favorite personal stories about the civil rights legend. It seems that nearly every Atlantan has some kind of story about meeting Lewis; maybe you sat next to him on a flight or bumped into him on the sidewalk. Maybe you were lucky enough to be in the audience while he gave a passionate speech. Maybe you met him dressed in your best cosplay while he signed copies of his graphic novel memoir at Dragon Con. Search the internet and you’ll see plenty of photos of Lewis hugging his constituents and fans, shaking hands, and saying hello.

Use the box below to share your favorite Lewis story, and we’ll compile and share our favorites in a future article.

We are no longer collecting stories. Thanks for your interest!

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