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John Lewis

This beautiful mural honors civil rights hero John Lewis on the side of Gus’s Hot Dogs. The owner, Lee Pantazis, wanted a mural on the side of his business, and he wanted one that would emphasize the value and power of education. He said, “This is a man that made the world better. We should all be striving to have the same positive impact that he did.” John Lewis participated in the lunch counter sit-ins as a college student. He helped organize the Selma to Montgomery March for voting rights, which led to Congress passing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Category: Mural
Collection: City of Birmingham
Location: Downtown

Medium type: Paint

Date created: 2020


1915 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL, 35203

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