Happy Birthday Mr. John Lewis

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John Robert Lewis is a politician and civil rights leader. He is the U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 5th congressional district, serving since 1987, and is the dean of the Georgia congressional delegation. The district includes the northern three-quarters of Atlanta.

Lewis was one of the “Big Six” leaders in the American Civil Rights Movement and chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), playing a key role in the struggle to end legalized racial discrimination and segregation.

At 21 years old, John Lewis was the first of the Freedom Riders to be assaulted while in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He tried to enter a whites-only waiting room and two white men attacked him, injuring his face and kicking him in the ribs. Nevertheless, only two weeks later Lewis joined a Freedom Ride that was bound for Jackson. “We were determined not to let any act of violence keep us from our goal. We knew our lives could be threatened, but we had made up our minds not to turn back,” Lewis said recently in regard to his perseverance following the act of violence.

A member of the Democratic Party, Lewis is a member of the Democratic leadership of the House of Representatives and has served in the Whip organization since shortly after his first election to the U.S. Congress.

Lewis is Senior Chief Deputy Whip, leading an organization of chief deputy whips and serves as the primary assistant to the Democratic Whip. He has held this position since 1991.

Read about his amazing legacy at: Daily Black History Facts

48 Comments

  • Dr William Abernathy Jr July 4, 2019 - 1:42 pm Reply

    Happy birthday Senator Lewis. Appreciate you more than you will ever know. It is because of your courage and that of many others many unnamed I have been able to live my dream . May God’s blessings and favor continue to be on you. Ralph Abernathy’s nephew

    • Anita Oliver August 11, 2019 - 8:28 pm Reply

      Happy birthday Sir!

      • Rev. Dr. Henry Marion Steele August 19, 2019 - 8:25 am Reply

        I join you in wishing John Lewis a great birthday! I was your Uncle Ralph”s Assistant right after King’s death in 1968, at his church! Fondest regards to the family . . . especially, Juanita!

  • Dr William Abernathy Jr July 4, 2019 - 1:44 pm Reply

    Correction Rep Lewis

  • Marjorie Goolsby July 4, 2019 - 3:43 pm Reply

    Happy bd to you
    💘

    • Earline July 8, 2019 - 4:01 pm Reply

      Happy birthday im a johnlouis that my maid name

  • Joseph Murray July 4, 2019 - 3:50 pm Reply

    Happy birthday Sir, I’m glad that what you done for all people that it never goes unotice. I wish you good times on your brithday with good people everywhere. Thank you, Joe Murray. P.S will you run for president I’m sure you will win.

  • Kathryn Cobb-Holmes July 4, 2019 - 4:19 pm Reply

    Happy birthday to a remarkable man. They don’t make men of your caliber anymore! My birthday was yesterday…I will never forget your special day. Continue to strive for justice!

  • Gloria Lee July 4, 2019 - 4:29 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday Congressman Lewis have a wonderful bless birthdays. I am happy you continue to stand for justice for all. I was one of your campaign workers when you first ran for a political office in the mid 70’s. You headquarters was on Houston Street at that time
    We did not win that time. I thank God you are on the battlefield. Gloria C. Lee

  • Phyllis Jackson July 5, 2019 - 6:24 am Reply

    You are an American Hero and Treasure for the ages..

  • Mary Wilson July 5, 2019 - 8:51 am Reply

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY CONGRESS MAN, I PRAY FROM THE INNERMOST PART OF MY HEART THAT GOD SHOULD BLESSED YOU WITH GOOD HEALTH FOR YOU TO CONTINUE THE GOOD WORK ESPECIALLY AT THIS TIME, MAY HE ALSO GIVE YOU MORE STRENGTH , SPIRITUAL WISDOM TO CONTINUE THE BATTLE YOU BEGAN, AND I BELIEVE IN MY HEARTS OF HEART THAT HE’LL DO IT BECAUSE HE IS THE OMNIPOTENT, OMNISCIENT, AND THE OMNIPRESENT, HE HAS THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS FOR HE CREATED THE UNIVERSE AND THE FULLNESS OF IT ALL.

  • Chief Tebello Mofokeng wa Mlenzane July 6, 2019 - 1:59 am Reply

    Many a Black Panthers Departed+Alive will Eternally Dare African Native Compatriots across Our Common Uni-Verse=World.Cheers.

  • Emalie Allbee July 6, 2019 - 7:41 pm Reply

    Happy birthday, Mr. John Lewis! Your life, from what I gather, has been one of great importance and, though I am 28, I would like to thank you, sincerely, for allowing me to enjoy the world in which we live, today. If not for the every day people who stood up and spoke out, our world would have remained a place exiled from inclusion. I’ve never met you, but I want you to know that I love you for the actions you’ve taken to help move our culture forward. From the bottom of my heart, I hope you enjoy today! Happy Birthday!

    • Juliette Amey July 28, 2019 - 6:55 pm Reply

      Happy Birthday, may you enjoy this day & many more!

      • John Lewis August 2, 2019 - 10:39 pm Reply

        Happy Birthday

    • Darnie HibblerNelson August 7, 2019 - 8:41 pm Reply

      HAPPY BLESSED BIRTHDAY SIR,MANY MANY MORE TO COME !! THANK YOU FOR YOUR DEDICATION, STANDING FIRM FOR CIVIL RIGHTS AND FREEDOM MAY GOD KEEP YOU COVERED IN JESUS MIGHTY NAME AMEN !! Al HIBBLER’S NIECE

  • Sharon Wilkes July 7, 2019 - 10:43 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday to one of the greatest Members of Congress ever to serve and truly a National Treasure! Congressman Lewis, you should have at least 120 more birthdays as we say in my tribe. May you continue to be the conscience of this nation and be an inspiration for all the young people of this great nation. I had the honor of driving you home from NYC and it was the most memorable drive down 95 in my life. Your extraordinary stories of how you, as a young man, reached out through a letter to the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and how your life changed after he sent you the bus ticket to come join the movement. You have made a difference in this world, but I am sure you are still leading the way to continue to make this country one where there is less hate and racism of all kinds. I know I speak for so many Americans when I say no one deserves good health and a long life as you do!

  • Evelyn Augusto July 8, 2019 - 5:22 am Reply

    Happy Birthday to a fine American leader!

    • Nathan P. Thomas,Sr. August 2, 2019 - 4:53 pm Reply

      Happy birthday Rep. John Lewis, thank you for public service (especially civil right).My God continue to bless you and your family.

  • Kevin G. Arnold July 8, 2019 - 8:34 am Reply

    Happy

  • Bernice RingoWilson July 8, 2019 - 9:30 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday Blessings and Thank You for your lifelong commitment, sacrifices, dedication and service to this world!

  • Marjorie Morris July 9, 2019 - 11:31 am Reply

    Happy Happy Birthday Senator Lewis..may it be a day of celebration and joy. Thank you for ever day you have given this country standing up and speaking out for the right of all..You are my ideal citizen, and there are no words that express my gratitude enough.

  • Justin Marshall July 10, 2019 - 10:25 pm Reply

    Happy birthday Congressman Lewis.. I am old enough to remember the Freedom Riders and how even as a young ster in Houston I was impressed with your and All the other Freedom Riders bravery. Sir you will always be one of my heroes.

  • Frederick V Roberts July 12, 2019 - 7:59 am Reply

    Happy Birthday Mr. Lewis and best wishes on this blessed day. May you enjoy the grace and mercy of God to see many more birthdays as you go about doing God’s and caring for his children.

  • Ann Rennacker July 13, 2019 - 9:08 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday to you John Lewis, a true pillar of justice and democracy! Many more happy returns as you oppose the greed and cruelty of the Republicans a d the division of the Democrats
    Bless you.

    • Patrick Cann July 30, 2019 - 9:44 am Reply

      Happy Birthday, Congressman Lewis. P.s. please help Us get rid of EVERYTHING donald trump. Lower case because of his ignorance. he is a Cancer, concerning ANYTHING American!

  • Jewell Dykes July 14, 2019 - 5:19 am Reply

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    Happy Birthday Mr. John Lewis, Thank you for all that you have done and all that you Continue to do I take nothing for granted of the life that I have you made it more Livable for me and my generation, May God Continue to give you strength and good health To continue the good fight as he order your steps.

  • Ermelle Martinez July 16, 2019 - 10:22 am Reply

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Congressman Lewis!!! Thanking for being the difference!!!! When I was matriculating at AU snd MSM, was honored to be represented by you. As a Civil Rights activist, kindly consider celebrating our Veterans who independently rescued stranded citizens from his personal skiboat, the morning Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans. The Veterans humanity circumvented the racism that they witnessed. “Who We Are Hurricane Katrina ” http://www.whowearedocumentary.com was nominated for Best Filmography and Best Editing. Distributors have yet to embrace this epic and unseen documentary. Trusting God on credit that you will share a distribution liaison. Thank you, Sir.

  • Rosemary Dotson July 17, 2019 - 12:54 am Reply

    Congressman Lewis
    Happy blessed birthday to you and may this year find you healthy with all your wishes coming true. Also would like to thank you for taking tome out of your busy schedule to travel to Sesttle, Washington to be our Guest Speaker at our Honorable Rev Martin Luther King’s Annual celebration.

    It was a pleasure and honor meeting and shaking hands with you.

  • Patricia Thacke July 21, 2019 - 12:02 am Reply

    Happy Birthday, Congressman Lewis, and thank you sir for all your years of service to our country. I’m old enough to remember the Freedom Riders, and all of your struggles beside Dr. Martin Luther King. I pray the Lord will continue to bless you with good health, and happiness as you continue the fight in Washington, D.C. for all Americans of all colors. Thank you once again Sir and God bless.

  • Mary O'Riordan July 21, 2019 - 1:19 am Reply

    Thank you Congressman Lewis. I am so grateful to God for you – for putting you on this earth to do the work you do.
    I pray for you every day and I am sending blessings and love your way in appreciation for who you are and what you
    stand for and what you continue to do in speaking out for what is right. God bless you always.

  • Dorethea Y Thomas July 22, 2019 - 2:36 pm Reply

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mr. Lewis and MANY MANY MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • William Shell July 23, 2019 - 11:05 am Reply

    Happy Birthday Mr.John Lewis. Thanks for all the wonderful work you have done on our behalf! God Bless you and your family!

  • Joan Esclamado July 25, 2019 - 7:55 pm Reply

    happy birthday and thank God we have congressmen like yourself! you are wonderful!

  • Betty Rush Burston July 26, 2019 - 3:35 pm Reply

    Happy, happy birthday my dear friend….It has been years….thank you for the days that we marched together,laughed together,and shared trips to jail together….

  • Joyce Nelson-Kuykendall July 27, 2019 - 8:33 am Reply

    Happy birthday, SIR, and many, many more.
    I so love and appreciate you and your service to our country.
    Continue to LOVE this country, WE NEED IT.
    🙏💖☺💯🇺🇸

  • Sylvia de Swaan July 27, 2019 - 4:20 pm Reply

    Happy birthday Mr. John Lewis! thank you for your service! God Bless you and your family <3

  • Donna July 28, 2019 - 6:33 am Reply

    Happy birthday Mr. John Lewis; May God bless you to see many more.

  • mary branger July 28, 2019 - 4:56 pm Reply

    The HONORABLE Mr. LEWIS

  • Roxanne Hunnicutt July 28, 2019 - 8:12 pm Reply

    I just have to say I love you just like I love correttta king, dr. King Jr., and Viola Luizzi!

    Happy best days ever!! We need you on our side so very much!

    Your supporter and a deep blue democrat!!!

  • Gwynette Chaney July 29, 2019 - 8:19 am Reply

    Happy Birthday Mr. John Lewis, thank you for representing us well and never giving up the fight for justice and equality. You keep leading the blue wave and enjoy your day!

  • George Johnson Smith July 31, 2019 - 11:51 am Reply

    Congrats! Happy Belated Birthday Mr. Lewis

  • John Lewis August 2, 2019 - 10:39 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday

  • steven rhodes August 6, 2019 - 9:49 am Reply

    Happy freedom day Mr. Lewis

  • Cynthia Perrine Wilcox August 10, 2019 - 8:42 am Reply

    Happy birthday John Lewis. I knew you all those many years ago when I was an exchange student at Fisk University along with Jim Zwerg and others. We desegregated the movie theaters in downtown Nashville. What a remarkable life you have led. I have followed you all of these years. God bless. My name back then was Cynthia Perrine.

  • William Brakefield August 11, 2019 - 9:48 am Reply

    Happy birthday, Sir. I have admired your bravery and.courage for over fifty years. It has inspired me to be courageous and brave. Thank you.

  • Janna Schmidt August 19, 2019 - 2:56 pm Reply

    HAPPY birthday,John Lewis and my deepest and most sincere thanks for all that you have done and continue to do to make this world a better place for all of us.You are a beacon of hope :THE DREAM LIVES FOREVER!!
    Janna Schmidt, Boston,Mass

    I stand before you -ready, even at the 11th hour!

  • Tony Godorecci August 23, 2019 - 9:36 am Reply

    Happy Birthday Senator Lewis! God bless you!

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