Black History Month: 2014 Black Icons

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John Lewis

The U.S. Representative from the 5th district of Georgia is also a civil rights leader and the only remaining member of the Big Six group of organizations that were active during the movement. The 73-year-old Alabama native has been serving in the legislature since 1987 and was recently awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor by President Obama.

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