Congressman John Robert Lewis Leadership Conference participants challenged, inspired by speakers

Birmingham businessman, author and artist Larry D. Thornton delivers the keynote address during the conference's opening session on Friday evening.

Birmingham businessman, author and artist Larry D. Thornton delivers the keynote address during the conference's opening session on Friday evening.

Participants in the Congressman John Robert Lewis Leadership Conference this weekend heard inspiring messages that both encouraged and challenged them to make a difference in their own communities.

The conference, which is in its 20th year, was renamed in memory of the late Congressman and Civil Rights icon following his death in 2020. Presented by…

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Historical marker unveiled at birthplace of John Lewis

The new historical marker is located in front of John Lewis' childhood home off Gardner Bassett Road just outside of Troy.

The new historical marker is located in front of John Lewis' childhood home off Gardner Bassett Road just outside of Troy.

The birthplace of the late Congressman John Robert Lewis now bears a historic marker, recognizing the significance that this tract of land off Gardner Bassett Road just outside of Troy had on the Civil Rights icon’s life and legacy.

Unveiled during a special ceremony on Saturday, the marker was a project of The John R….

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