Tickets for the “One Book, One UIS” presentation featuring civil rights icon and U.S. Congressman John Lewis are available free of charge exclusively to the UIS campus community now through August 30th. 318 more words
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Today is the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. The law prohibits racial discrimination in voting. But, a major portion of the Act was removed by the U.S. 199 more words
Congressman John Lewis and his Award-Winning Graphic Novel Collaborators Visit Southeastern San Diego!
This past Sunday, the Elementary Institute of Science (EIS) and the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation welcomed nearly 800 residents, community leaders, and elected officials to the Jacobs Center’s Celebration Hall for a special presentation from legendary civil rights activist and respected member of Congress… 497 more words
Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper’s farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president. 463 more words