Thursday, October 15, 2015

Students Hear From Civil Rights Leader

Georgia Congressman John Lewis has been involved in the civil rights movement for more than 50 years.  As a college student, he organized sit-in demonstrations at segregated lunch counters in Nashville, Tennessee.  He was the youngest person to speak when Dr. Martin Luther King gave his I Have a Dream speech.

Today at Washburn University, Lewis told his story to 2,000 TPS high school, middle school and elementary school students.  Lewis told the students to speak up if they see something wrong and to stand up for what they believe.


The congressman is the co-author of a graphic novel memoir trilogy, March.  After his talk, several students approached him to sign their copy of the book.