Students meet civil rights leader during activism trip

By Chris Guajardo
MCS Specialist

After meeting with New York representatives in Congress, we decided to try to meet with Congressman John Lewis of Georgia. We walked into his office and asked if we could speak with the congressman. The staffers told us that he was on the floor voting, but that we could wait until he got back and try to see him even though we didn’t have an appointment. Sure enough after he returned, he welcomed us into his office with open arms and took us out on the balcony for a beautiful photo with him.

Students were so excited to meet one of the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement they studied in the sixth grade. Emma even pointed out to the congressman that they dedicated their sixth grade civil rights play in honor his leadership in the movement.

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