Speech:

Lewis Statement on Marriage Equality

Speaker:

John Lewis

John Robert Lewis (February 21, 1940 – July 17, 2020) was born on his family’s farm outside of Troy, Alabama. His parents, Willie Mae and Eddie Lewis, were sharecroppers. As a child, Lewis attended segregated public schools in Pike County, Alabama. In his memoir, Lewis wrote of encounters with racist violence and inequitable segregation during his childhood.  Read more.
Speech:

Boston Marathon Bombing

Speaker:

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth (Herring) Warren was born on June 22, 1949 in Oklahoma to a struggling middle-class family. In 1968, she married Jim Warren and raised two children with him until they divorced ten years later. Warren graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in speech pathology from the University of Houston in 1970. After working as…  Read more.