Lewis Statement on Marriage Equality


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.