John Lewis

United States Congressman | Georgia’s 5th Congressional District

The Honorable John Lewis, United States Congressman from Georgia’s 5th Congressional District is being recognized for his lifelong dedication to civil rights for all Americans, regardless of race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.

A powerful voice in the Civil Rights Movement and an unyielding advocate for nonviolent protest and progressive social movements, Congressman Lewis continues to blaze trails in the United States Congress, serving for over two decades and enacting policies that preserve basic human rights of health, happiness, and safety.

The Congressman has been a longtime friend to social work education and continues to support legislation to enhance the profession. He is an inaugural member of the Congressional Social Work Caucus.

Award: Presidential Award

Citation: For his lifelong dedication to civil rights for all Americans, regardless of race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.