The late U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights champion, a major figure in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, and a leader for social justice in society, spoke at the fall 2019 Freshman Convocation at Georgia State. Georgia State's first-year novel for the 2019-20 academic year was Rep. Lewis' "March: Book Three," part of an autobiographical black and white graphic novel trilogy about the Civil Rights Movement, told through the perspective of Rep. Lewis.
Rep. Lewis passed away during the summer of 2020.
A recording of his address at the convocation, held Aug. 25, 2019, is located below. His address begins around the 28-minute mark. For a transcript of his address, please select the button below the video window.