Culver City mourns the loss of civil rights leader and U.S. Representative John Lewis and has lowered all City flags today.
Lewis was an American politician and civil rights leader who served in the United States House of Representatives for Georgia’s 5th congressional district from 1987 until his death in 2020. A member of the Democratic Party, Lewis served as the Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) from 1963 to 1966.
Lewis, who as SNCC chairman, was one of the “Big Six” leaders of groups who organized the 1963 March on Washington and played many key roles in the civil rights movement and its actions to end legalized racial segregation in the United States.
Lewis was first elected to Congress in 1986 and served for 17 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“You are a light. You are the light. Never let anyone — any person or any force — dampen, dim or diminish your light. Study the path of others to make your way easier and more abundant.” — Rep. John Lewis
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