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Lewis, Julia Etta
Birth Year : 1932
Death Year : 1998
One of the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement in Lexington, KY, Julia Etta Lewis was a member of the Lexington Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Using non-violent demonstrations and sit-ins, Lewis led the fight against segregation in education, entertainment, shopping, restaurants, and public transportation. She and Audrey Grevious helped to bring Lexington CORE and the NAACP together for protest efforts. For more see 2001 Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame - Inductees from Lexington.
Subjects: Activists, Civil Rights, NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), CORE (Congress of Racial Equality)
Geographic Region: Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky