John Lewis

John Lewis was an icon of the civil rights movement and a U.S. congressman from Georgia before he died on July 17, 2020. Lewis, as a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, was one of the organizers of the 1963 March on Washington and led the 1965 Montgomery to Selma march, also known as "Bloody Sunday" because of the violent response from police. Lewis was elected to represent Georgia's 5th congressional district in 1986, and office he held until his death.