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Georgia Rep. John Lewis near the statue of Martin Luther King Jr. in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.C., earlier this year. At StoryCorps in 2018, Lewis talked about meeting King in Montgomery, Ala., at 18. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Image hide caption

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Rep. John Lewis' Fight For Civil Rights Began With A Letter To Martin Luther King Jr.

As a teenager growing up in Alabama, Lewis wrote a letter to Martin Luther King Jr. during a budding civil rights movement. In a letter back, King invited the 18-year-old to join the cause.

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After Controversial Leaders Step Down, The Women's March Tries Again In 2020

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Georgia Rep. John Lewis near the statue of Martin Luther King Jr. in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.C., earlier this year. At StoryCorps in 2018, Lewis talked about meeting King in Montgomery, Ala., at 18. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Image hide caption

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Rep. John Lewis' Fight For Civil Rights Began With A Letter To Martin Luther King Jr.

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