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The Big Six

"The Big Six" refers to six leaders that organized and spoke at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963. they were leaders from: the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Congress On Racial Equality (CORE), the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, and the National Urban League.

John Lewis

As chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Lewis spoke at the March on Washington for Job and Freedom in 1963.  He joined Congress in 1987, representingGeorgia's 5th congressional district which includes 3/4 of Atlanta.


John Lewis lead the crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama on "Bloody Sunday," 1965

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