Benztown has produced an audio tribute to Rep. John Lewis, the longtime Georgia Congressman known as “the conscience of Congress” and icon of the civil rights movement, who died on Friday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 80.
Rep. Lewis was born in 1940 in Troy, Alabama, to the son of sharecroppers. A survivor of Alabama’s “Bloody Sunday” massacre in 1965 and a protegé of Martin Luther King Jr., Lewis was one of the last living leaders of the civil rights movement and the last surviving speaker from the March on Washington in 1963. A member of Congress for 34 years, he fought for equality, empowered youth and minority communities, and encouraged nonviolent activism.
The Benztown audio tribute was written by Bill Royal, voiced by Dyron Ducati, and produced by Tom Baker. Attached are related graphics for your use