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Local Students Meet Iconic Civil Rights Leader In Ann Arbor

Nov 27, 2017

US Congressman John Lewis

Civil rights leader, Congressman John Lewis is speaking in Ann Arbor tonight as part of the Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series.  Ypsilanti High School art teacher Lynne Settles is taking a group of 20 students to Hill Auditorium, including junior Deahja Tigner, who was pre-selected to ask the Georgia congressman a question at the event.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke to the art teacher and one of the students who will be addressing the civil rights leader.

Ypsilanti Community High School students who will be meeting Congressman Lewis
Credit Settles
Ypsilanti Community High School art teacher Lynne Settles
Credit Lisa Barry

The Ypsilanti High School art students will also meet with illustrators from a trilogy of graphic novels written by Lewis about his ongoing struggle for civil rights.

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— Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her at lbarryma@emich.edu