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John Lewis, young Democrats, to march for early voting

6:37 pm Oct. 14, 2016

U.S. Rep. John Lewis is no stranger to marching. 

The Atlanta Democrat on Monday will help teach millennials how it’s done as he and other elected officials lead a march through downtown Atlanta to mark the beginning of early voting.

Monday is the first day Georgian voters can cast in-person early ballots.

Lewis, Fulton County Chairman John Eaves and state Rep. Park Cannon, D-Atlanta, will lead young Democrats on a march from

John Lewis featured in Hillary Clinton video, ‘New America’

2:32 pm Oct. 7, 2016

U.S. Rep. John Lewis gives an impassioned endorsement of Hillary Clinton in a new video the campaign plans to blast nationally online and on social media.

“When Hillary Clinton becomes president of the United States it will be another trip down a very long road,” Lewis says in the spot. “She’s smart, she’s gifted. She is a leader. She is a fighter for what is right, what is fair, and what is just.”


November 5, 2013 Atlanta: Atlanta City Council Post 2 At-Large  candidate, Mary Norwood cheers with supporters at her campaign headquarters Tuesday November 5, 2013. Norwood is trying to reclaim her post after leaving the position to run for mayor, losing by just over 700 votes in a 2009 run-off.  BRANT SANDERLIN /BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

Mary Norwood mulls return to Atlanta mayoral fray

8:56 am Sep. 22, 2016

This year’s election circus may be coming to an end in 46 days (who’s counting?), but Atlanta’s 2017 mayoral race continues to heat up, with yet another candidate mulling a bid to replace the outgoing Kasim

In this photo taken Jan. 15, 2015, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., holds the new installment of his award-winning graphic novel on civil rights and nonviolent protest, on Capitol Hill in Washington. A comic book about Martin Luther King Jr. helped bring John Lewis into the civil rights movement. The longtime Democratic congressman from Georgia now hopes that graphic novels about his life and what his contemporaries endured to overcome racism will guide today's protesters in search of justice.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

John Lewis will donate Civil Rights mementos to new African American history museum

7:00 am Sep. 14, 2016

WASHINGTON — Excitement is building for the grand opening of Smithsonian’s African American History and Culture museum here in the nation’s capital, but before President Barack Obama cuts the ribbon on Sept. 24 we’re starting to hear about some Georgia items will be in the collection.

What won’t be there? Any major mementos from Martin Luther King Jr.

What will be? A segregated railway car circa 1920 that serviced routes in Georgia and other