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John Lewis by Natalie Neilson

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Biography of John Lewis as a leader in all parts of life, written by Wharton MBA student for a course on leadership from the point of view of the whole person.

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John Lewis by Natalie Neilson

  1. 1. JOHN LEWIS NATALIE NEILSON EDWARDS TOTAL LEADERSHIP
  2. 2. "THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH A LITTLE AGITATION FOR WHAT'S RIGHT OR FAIR" CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS
  3. 3. BRIEF BIOGRAPHY BORN THE SON OF SHARECROPPERS ON FEBRUARY 21, 1940, OUTSIDE OF TROY, ALABAMA. WENT TO SEGREGATED SCHOOLS GRADUATED FROM FISK UNIVERSITY ELECTED TO US CONGRESS IN 1986, HAS SERVED CONSECUTIVELY FOR 31 YEARS HAS ONE SON 01
  4. 4. MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS KNOWN AS THE "CONSCIENCE OF THE US CONGRESS" PRESIDENT OF SNCC AT AGE 23, SPOKE AT THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON AND WAS DUBBED ONE OF "THE BIG SIX" LEADERS OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT LED MARCH IN SELMA FAMOUSLY KNOWN AS "BLOODY SUNDAY" HAS OVER 50 HONORARY DEGREES RECIPIENT OF THE PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM 02
  5. 5. HOW HE CREATED 4-WAY WINS JOHN LEWIS REPEATEDLY INTEGRATED SELF, WORK, COMMUNITY, AND FAMILY BY MAKING HIS LIFE'S WORK UPLIFTING HIS COMMUNITY'S CIVIL RIGHTS. 03 MARRIED HIS WIFE LILLIAN IN 1968  WROTE BEST-SELLING BOOK "MARCH" FOR YOUNG ADULTS INTRODUCED BILL IN 1987 TO CREATE A NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY, FAILED EVERY YEAR UNTIL 2016 (29 YEARS)
  6. 6. WHAT I TAKE AWAY AS I PREPARE TO GO OUT IN THE WORLD WHERE THERE ARE STILL CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUES BEING FOUGHT FOR, JOHN LEWIS INSPIRES ME THAT IT IS NEVER TOO EARLY OR LATE TO GET INVOLVED, AND IT IS POSSIBLE TO INCORPORATE OTHER ASPECTS OF MY LIFE WHILE BEING AN ADVOCATE FOR CAUSES I CARE ABOUT. 04
  7. 7. "WE ALL RECOGNIZE THE FACT THAT IF ANY RADICAL SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC CHANGES ARE TO TAKE PLACE IN OUR SOCIETY, THE PEOPLE, THE MASSES, MUST BRING THEM ABOUT." CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS

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