Congressman John Lewis is often called “one of the most courageous persons the Civil Rights Movement ever produced.” John Lewis has dedicated his life to protecting human rights, securing civil liberties, and building what he calls “The Beloved Community” in America. His dedication to the highest ethical standards and moral principles has won him the admiration of many of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle in the United States Congress. Sen. John McCaine (R-AZ) has said “ I have seen courage on many occasions. I can’t say I’ve seen anyone who possesses more of it, and uses it for any better purpose and any greater effect, than John Lewis.” Democratic Party Leader, Nancy Pelosi, (D-CA) Speaker of the House, has called John Lewis “the conscience of the U.S. Congress.” Roll Call Magazine has said, “John Lewis …is a genuine American hero and moral leader who commands widespread respect in the chamber.” John Lewis is the recipient of numerous awards from eminent national and international institutions, including the Golden Plate Award given by the Academy of Excellence, the Preservation Hero Award given by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, The Capital Award of the National Council of La Raza, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Non-Violent Peace Prize, the President’s Medal of Georgetown University, the NAACP Spingarn Medal, The John F. Kennedy “Profiles in Courage” Award for lifetime achievement, and the National Education Association’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Award. The Timberland Company has developed the John Lewis Award, which honors humanitarian service and has established the John Lewis Scholarship Fund in his honor. For more information, please visit: http://johnlewis.house.gov.