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John Lewis Andrew Aydin Run

The next chapter of John Lewis’s legacy

Run, the follow-up to the award-winning March trilogy, continues the comic-book memoir of the late congressman John Lewis. Here, coauthor Andrew Aydin discusses why the graphic novels are so important and timely.
Atlanta's New Way: 60 voices on the city's past, present, and future

60 Voices: Charles Black and Dr. Laura Emiko Soltis on the fight for civil rights

Dr. Laura Emiko Soltis is executive director and a professor of human rights at Freedom University, an underground school for undocumented students in Atlanta. Charles Black is a living legend of the Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta.
Decatur High School students ensure their city’s monuments are on the right side of history

Decatur High School students ensure their city’s monuments are on the right side of history

The members of the Black Student Union at Decatur High School are barely old enough to vote, but they have already had an impact on local politics—helping a city with a progressive reputation confront its own racial history.
John Lewis in 2016

John Lewis championed immigrant rights—and that made him even more of a hero to me

"The lasting memory I’ll have of him is how much he made me and my community feel seen and known, especially during a time when we were the most in need of help," writes Asian Americans Advancing Justice—Atlanta founder Helen Kim Ho.
John Lewis dies at 80

“The icon of icons”: Remembering civil rights hero, Congressman John Lewis

A civil rights legend and representative of Georgia’s 5th District since 1987, John Lewis served his Atlanta constituents and the nation as the “moral conscience of Congress.” Lewis died on July 17, 2020 at age 80.
John Lewis: Good Trouble

Making of a legend: A new John Lewis documentary explores his many heroic stands

Because the documentary explores John Lewis’s life, it is also, by necessity, a contemplation of heroism and sacrifice, by people like him who came from the humblest of origins.
John Lewis

Tell us your favorite John Lewis story

If you live in Atlanta, you probably have a John Lewis story. Maybe you sat next to him on a flight or gave him a hug at a festival. We want to hear your stories.
The Coffee Shop 1961

Flashback: How student sit-ins in downtown Atlanta sparked change in the 1960s

Over four consecutive days in February 1961, roughly 80 activists—including nine at a coffee shop on Forsyth Street—were arrested and refused bail, testing the limits of the county jail.
Sunset Avenue home

A tour of unsung places in Atlanta’s civil rights past

Civil Bikes owner Nedra Deadwyler, who leads tours on local history and preservation, highlights some unsung places in Atlanta’s civil rights past.
Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow

A new exhibition at the Atlanta History Center documents Georgia’s earliest civil rights heroes

Starting January 18, the Atlanta History Center will honor Campbell, one of the first black men elected to the General Assembly, and more of the state’s pre–World War I civil rights advocates as part of the New-York Historical Society’s Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow.

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