Monday, January 28, 2013

Exploration 4 John Lewis

John Lewis did learn the systematic study of the techniques and philosophy of the nonviolence movement. He also became one of the founders of the SNCC organization, which later on became a head lead to the nonviolence movement. Throughout the years of 1961-1964, John Lewis was an active role in the protests of the nonviolence movement. After the civil rights movement, John settled in Atlanta, Georgia were he later elected for the city council. In 1986 was elected to be a member of the House of Representatives, and since than he was involved  in politics in many different ways.
Most important and interesting Ideas about him was that he was able to be elected for the House of Representatives, even though his own parents was prevented from voting, In addition of beaten, and threatened to be in jails. I also found that he was arrested in 2009 outside the embassy of Sudan, while he was protesting  the obstruction of aid to refugees in Darfur.

1 comment:

  1. very interesting. I wasn't aware that he was still an active protestor.