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Photograph of a young John Lewis standing at a podium giving a speech. Lewis got his first taste of politics as president of the student body at American Baptist Theological Seminary in 1961. Lewis was elected chair of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1963 and served until 1966. He has represented Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1987.
|Types:||black-and-white photographs | StillImage|
|Subjects:||Civil rights workers--Tennessee--Nashville | African American civil rights workers--Tennessee--Nashville | College students--Tennessee--Nashville | African American college students--Tennessee--Nashville | Men--Tennessee--Nashville | African American men--Tennessee--Nashville | Student government--Tennessee--Nashville | American Baptist Theological Seminary | Lewis, John, 1940-2020 | United States, Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, 36.16589, -86.78444|
|Collection:||New Georgia Encyclopedia|
|Institution:||New Georgia Encyclopedia|
|Contributors:||New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project)|
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Courtesy of The Lamp, American Baptist Theological Seminary.
Forms part of: New Georgia Encyclopedia
|Persistent Link to Item:||http://georgiaencyclopedia.org/file/8091|