He was the youngest speaker at the March on Washington in 1963. But his youth did nothing to diminish his radical and forward vision.
At 23 years of age, John Lewis prepared an intense speech criticizing the Kennedy administration’s civil rights bill. In the initial version, he called the bill “too little too late” and posed the question, “I want to know, which side is the federal government on?”
– Margot Calmar, The 100 Companies