AHEPA Supreme President Frangos presents 2015 Pericles Award to Congressman John Lewis

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Archbishop Demetrios,  Congressman John Lewis and Supreme President Frangos.

AHEPA Supreme President Frangos presents 2015 Pericles Award to Congressman John Lewis at the 41st Biennial Banquet in Washington, DC.

In his introduction of Congressman Lewis, Congressman Sarbanes described Lewis as “A hero of our time and all time.” Congressman Lewis also was presented with a custom-framed copy of the historic March 26, 1965 issue of Life Magazine “Memorial at Selma” with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Archbishop Iakovos on the cover.  The inscription written on the framed copy stated, “In Commemoration of the United of the African American and Greek Communities.”

“When Dr. Martin Luther King issued a call, members of your church responded, and we will never forget it,” Congressman Lewis said. “And 50 years later you came to Selma to walk with us. Thank you.”