On Monday, March 26, Congressman John Lewis paid a visit to Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School. During the visit, U.S. Rep. Lewis spoke to the school’s middle campus students. Before speaking, Congressman Lewis heard from a student group for male students of color called “The Brotherhood.” Members of the student organization told the Congressman about a visit to several civil rights sites in Alabama.
“At ANCS we strive to develop students’ sense of agency to make positive change around them, and there’s no better example of that kind of activism than Congressman Lewis,” said Matt Underwood, executive director of Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School.
The visit followed a speech by Congressman Lewis at the ‘March for our Lives’ event in downtown Atlanta. Rep. Lewis told students, “My philosophy is simple: if you see something that isn’t right, you must say something, you must do something about it.”
The visit by Congressman Lewis was coordinated by ANCS parent Ashley Rouse and ANCS teacher Heidi Goodwin. Rouse used to work for the Congressman.