Congressman John Lewis is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and is the US Representative for Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District. An American icon known for his role in the civil rights movement, Lewis first joined the movement as a seminary student in Nashville, organizing sit-ins and participating in the first Freedom Ride, which challenged illegal segregation at bus stations across the South. He soon became the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and one of the “Big Six” national leaders of the movement, alongside such figures as Martin Luther King Jr. and A. Philip Randolph. As SNCC chairman, Lewis was an architect of, and the youngest featured speaker at, the historic 1963 March on Washington, and was a key figure in the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer. Together with Hosea Williams, Lewis led the landmark “Bloody Sunday” march in Selma, Alabama, where police brutality spurred national outrage and hastened passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Lewis is also the author of the award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel memoir series March. John Lewis spends his time between Atlanta, Georgia, and Washington, DC.