U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Atlanta, at the 2014 opening of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta. Bob Andres, bandres@ajc.com

Man accused of pretending to be John Lewis’ aide

5:18 pm Jul. 8, 2016

Federal prosecutors are accusing a Washington, D.C. man of posing as a senior aide to Georgia congressman John Lewis, D-Ga., in order to snag access to pro football tickets and a fancy bar in South Beach.

Court documents filed this week


John Lewis calls for unity after police shootings, says racism, guns must be addressed

11:25 am Jul. 8, 2016

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a hero of the civil rights movement and the country’s leading proponent for non-violent forms of protest, said Americans must take action to address racism and access to firearms after string of brutal police shootings this week once again called into question the police’s treatment of African Americans.

But the Atlanta Democrat also said unity was essential during a Congressional Black Caucus press conference (see above video courtesy of C-SPAN) and in a series of

John Lewis wants to extend gun revolt to Georgia

12:49 pm Jun. 29, 2016

For a reminder of the potency of gun control as an election-year issue, look no further than the town hall meeting Wednesday held at Ebenezer Baptist Church.

At center stage was Rep. John Lewis, who orchestrated