John Lewis (VIII) (1940–2020)

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John Lewis was born on February 21, 1940 in Troy, Alabama, USA as John Robert Lewis. He is known for his work on John Lewis: Good Trouble (2020), A Ripple of Hope (2008) and The Art of Reconciliation (2012). He was married to Lillian Miles. He died on July 17, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. See full bio »


(age 80) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Known For

John Lewis: Good Trouble Self - (D) GA
A Ripple of Hope Self - U.S. Senator and RFK Campaign Staffer


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 2020 The Year: 2020 (TV Special) (in memory of)
 2020 29th Annual Trumpet awards (TV Special) (in memoriam)
 2018 Carry You On: From The Students Of MSD in Parkland, Florida (Video short) (the director would like to thank)
 2014 Selma (the director wishes to thank - as Congressman John Lewis)
 2009 By the People: The Election of Barack Obama (Documentary) (thanks)
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Seventeen Term Member of the United States House of Representatives for Georgia's 5th Congressional District. See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Rep. John Lewis 2012 | Congressman John Lewis | Rep. John Lewis


5' 6" (1.68 m)


Lillian Miles  (her death)  (1 child)

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[after 'The March on Washington', August 28, 1963] After Dr. King had spoken, we went back down to the White House. President Kennedy invited us back down, and he stood in the door of the Oval Office and greeted each one of us. He was like a proud beaming father that everything had gone so well. He said to each one of us as he shook our hand, You did a good job, you did a good job. And when he ... See more »


Graduated from the American Baptist Theological Seminary, in Nashville, Tennessee in 1961 with a bachelor's degree in theology. And, graduated from Fisk University (one of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, often referred to as HBCUs), in Nashville, Tennessee in 1963 with a bachelor's degree in religion and philosophy. See more »

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