CNN’s We Were There includes testimony from U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the sole surviving speaker from the “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.” The youngest speaker at the march, Lewis was 23 when he addressed the crowd on Aug. 28, 1963. Lewis acted as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee from 1963 to 1966.
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Born in Baton Rouge, La., on March 1, 1966, Don Lemon anchors CNN Newsroom during weekend prime time and serves as a correspondent across CNN/U.S. programming. Based out of the network’s New York bureau, Lemon joined CNN in September 2006. In 2009, Ebony Magazine named him one of the 150 most influential blacks in America. A couple of years later, he came out of the closet and discussed his homosexuality in his autobiography, Transparent.