Discover the life of John Lewis—a story about fighting for a better world
John Lewis was a civil rights leader and United States congressman who never stopped speaking up for justice, equality, and peace. Before he marched with Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights movement, John was a thoughtful kid who loved learning but wasn’t able to go to a good school because of segregation.
He wanted to make a difference in his community, so he organized peaceful protests to end segregation and fight for equal rights for Black Americans. Explore how John went from being a young farm boy to a famous activist, politician, and leader.
The Story of John Lewis includes:
- Core curriculum standards—Explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of John’s life, and take a fun quiz to test your knowledge.
- His lasting legacy—Learn more about how John Lewis made the world a better place for future generations, including you!
- A visual timeline—Watch John progress from a little kid to an important leader with a visual timeline marking the major milestones of his life.
How will John’s hard work, bravery, and kindness inspire you?