SOURCE: So Let's Talk About...
"President John F. Kennedy told protestors in Dorchester County to stand down. Gloria Richardson told JFK he could go to hell."
Scholars including Jeanne Theoharis and Will Guzmán describe the roots and impact of the 1960 Woolworth sit-ins in Greensboro, North Carolina.
SOURCE: Washington Post
Because of Lewis, I got my first chance to protest my city’s and region’s racist policies and practices — from where we could eat, work, live, go to school, swim, party, play sports and even use the taxpayer-funded public restrooms.
by Keisha N. Blain
By linking national concerns to global ones, John Lewis compelled others to see that the problems of racism and white supremacy were not contained within U.S. borders.
SOURCE: The New York Times
Representative John Lewis was among the 13 original Freedom Riders, who encountered violence and resistance as they rode buses across the South, challenging the nation’s segregation laws.
SOURCE: The New Yorker
by Jelani Cobb
"Lewis, like his peers Andrew Young, Marion Barry, and Eleanor Holmes Norton, transitioned into elected office as the post from which he would undertake this work. It was not an easy undertaking."
SOURCE: The New York Review of Books
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