The Big Six Organizers Of The Civil Rights Movement
John robert lewis (february 21, 1940 – july 17, 2020) 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 from pancreatic cancer. lewis served as the chairman of the student nonviolent coordinating committee (sncc) from 1963 to 1966. The big six—martin luther king jr., james farmer, john lewis, a. philip randolph, roy wilkins and whitney young—were the leaders of six prominent civil rights organizations who were instrumental in the organization of the march on washington for jobs and freedom in 1963, at the height of the civil rights movement in the united states in his autobiography, lay bare the heart (1985), james. Lewis, the youngest and last survivor of the big six civil rights activists in a group once led by the rev. martin luther king jr., said in a statement that the cancer was detected earlier this. Lewis, the youngest and last survivor of the big six civil rights activists in a group once led by the rev. martin luther king jr., said in a statement that the cancer was detected earlier this month during a routine medical visit. Tags: martin luther king jr., john lewis, rev. raphael warnock. file this june 16, 2010 file photo, rep. john lewis, d ga., participates in a ceremony to unveil two plaques recognizing the.
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