Congressman Lewis Inspires College Park Residents
Congressman Lewis Inspires College Park Residents • A civil rights pioneer recently encouraged children and adults alike during a whirlwind visit to College Park.
U.S. District 5 Rep. John Lewis, D-Atlanta, visited the Jesse Draper Boys & Girls Club and a Ward 4 town hall meeting hosted by City Councilman Roderick Gay on Oct. 18. He told about 125 club members between the ages of 6 and 18 how he grew up on a chicken farm in Alabama – not “a big city like College Park,” he said – that contained his first podium.
“I wanted to be a minister. I wanted to preach the Gospel. So I got all the chickens together in the …