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MARCH: National Book Award Finalist

The National Book Foundation has announced the finalists for the 67th Annual National Book Awards — including, for the first time since 1957, a sitting member of Congress. 364 more words


Mayor Berry's Address to MLK Academic Magnet School Students inside the Civil Rights Room

53 seniors from Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Magnet School came to the Civil Rights Room for a day of research and inquiry on September 21 as part of their capstone project entitled  236 more words

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A love song to America

It’s after 7 a.m. on Saturday May 23 when my sister Judith and I travel with my niece Leigh, from her home in Olney, Maryland. We are on our way to witness the celebratory opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), that documents my ancestors’ struggle to Freedom. 680 more words

Read: March: book one by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Continuing the trend of graphic novels, I recently finished reading Congressman John LewisMarch: book one. Lewis played a large role in the civil rights movement and marched alongside Dr. 332 more words

Tens of thousands gathered at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the annual National Book Festival, sponsored by the Library of Congress on Saturday, September 24. 309 more words


Where is our Love Song?

I received an email this morning. It contained an invitation from Congressman John Lewis via the White House. I was invited to virtually attend the opening ceremony of the National Museum of African American History and Culture today at 10:00 am ET. 83 more words


Congressman John Lewis Crowd Surfs After Colbert Interview

NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights leader and U.S. Rep. John Lewis may be 76, but he’s not too old to crowd surf.

The Georgia Democrat wrapped up an interview on Wednesday’s “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” by wading into a sea of audience members who lifted him up and passed him around. 71 more words

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