It’s also been recorded that Lewis was arrested 40 times during the Civil Rights Movement and five times as a congressman. Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2010, it’s safe to say Lewis, like most civil rights icons, had put his time in.
Along with Earl Caldwell, Andrew Young, Tyrone Brooks, Christine King Farris, Martin Luther King III, Xernona Clayton and Bernice King, and those who have left us — Liewis, Ralph David Abernathy, the Rev. Joseph Lowery, the Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles, Kathryn Johnson — each gives us a glimpse, through their relationships with King, inside the making of history.
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