Signed by Civil Rights activist and member of the House of Representatives John Lewis, first edition of Black Americans in Congress 1870-2007.
Folio, 803pp. Green cloth, title in gilt on spine. No additional printings listed. Solid text block, a fine example. In the publisher’s fine dust jacket with a touch of wear to corners. Includes program from the House Library Book Talk Series, advertising a talk given by John Lewis on December 10, 2015. Signed by Representative John Lewis on the title page.
John Lewis (1940-2020) served in the United States House of Representatives from 1987-2020, representing Georgia’s 5th Congressional District. He was a lifelong civil rights activist, helping to organize the March on Washington in 1963, and the first of three marches from Selma to Montgomery across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011.