Article and Photos by: Erica Fox
He was born to sharecropper parents in Troy, Alabama. Social activism inspired him even as a young boy. He is a two-time HBCU graduate, Fisk University and American Baptist Theological Seminary (ABT). Even while in college he marched, protested, was arrested, beaten and still a great orator. Politics took him by storm. He rallied with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Viola Liuzzo, Amelia Boynton, President Barack Obama, just to name a few. The conscious of the U.S. Congress, Congressman-Rev. John Lewis, became quiet on Friday, July 17, 2020.