Civil Rights Champion and Congressman
African American Trailblazers
Reading Level: 9
Interest Level: 9-12
The history of the United States is filled with African American leaders who heroically fought for equality through words and deeds. These men and women sacrificed their safety and, in some cases, their lives for the cause. One of the most courageous among them is John Lewis, who has been on the front lines of this struggle for decades. From the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s to his present-day work as a United States Congressman, Lewis has fought for equality for all Americans. This book uses photographs, sidebars, and primary sources to examine John Lewis's greatest achievements, both historical and contemporary, and explore how his bravery and dedication to nonviolent direct action have effected real change in the United States.