Celebrating 75 Years, Portraits of John Lewis: Keeper of Faith, Protestor for Justice, Defender of Freedom

75th Birthday Congressman John Lewis - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Movers, shakers, thinkers and doers converged on Atlanta to salute U.S. Congressman John Lewis at his star-studded 75th Birthday Celebration.  

“We are going to have a beautiful evening together, with great food, dancing and fun,” Congressman Lewis said in a press statement. “I am so humbled by the love and support of my friends and especially, my constituents in Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District. I wake up every day honored and blessed to serve them and our nation after 75 years.” 

The Celebration was held on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the Tabernacle ... two weeks following the 50th Anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” where he walked across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

75th Birthday Congressman John Lewis - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Congressman Lewis being intereviewed by WXIA, Channel 11.

75th Birthday Congressman John Lewis - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Congressman Lewis is overwhelmed by the attendance.

75th Birthday Congressman John Lewis - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
A reflective moment.

75th Birthday Congressman John Lewis - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Congressman John Lewis and family.

75th Birthday Congressman John Lewis - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Backstage laughter with Carl Nelson, Terri J. Vaughn, Tinchina Arnold, Dulé Hill, Kim Fields and AJ Calloway.

75th Birthday Congressman John Lewis - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Tinchina Arnold glances over the song she will soon be singing.

75th Birthday Congressman John Lewis - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Selfie time with Tim Hur, Exec. VP of Young Democrats of GA, Dulé Hill,
 Terri J. Vaughn and Kim Fields


75th Birthday Congressman John Lewis - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Nothing like a hug between friends,
Dulé Hill and Kim Fields.

75th Birthday Congressman John Lewis - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) rehearsing backstage.

75th Birthday Congressman John Lewis - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Morehouse College Glee Club practicing backstage.

75th Birthday Congressman John Lewis - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Demetria McKinney with Morehouse College Glee Club.

75th Birthday Congressman John Lewis - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
"Which Side Are You On?" performed by Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee.

75th Birthday Congressman John Lewis - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Freedom for All.

75th Birthday Congressman John Lewis - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Chelsea Sharpe of Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra.

75th Birthday Congressman John Lewis - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Clark King from American Idol.

75th Birthday Congressman John Lewis - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Roy Barnes - 80th Governor of Georgia.

75th Birthday Congressman John Lewis - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Jennifer Holliday.

75th Birthday Congressman John Lewis - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
The Anointed Pace Sisters.


75th Birthday Congressman John Lewis - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Alfre Woodard

75th Birthday Congressman John Lewis - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Gary W. Jeter II Ballet X.

75th Birthday Congressman John Lewis - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Gary W. Jeter II and Beth Spangler of the Voice.

75th Birthday Congressman John Lewis - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Dulé Hill.

75th Birthday Congressman John Lewis - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Jonathan Mason, International President Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.

75th Birthday Congressman John Lewis - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
AJ Calloway.

75th Birthday Congressman John Lewis - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Regina Belle.

75th Birthday Congressman John Lewis - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
The hosts and celebrities gather before Congressman Lewis takes the stage.


75th Birthday Congressman John Lewis - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Congressman Lewis is greeted by Ambassador Andrew and Carolyn Young.

75th Birthday Congressman John Lewis - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Congressman Lewis is hugged by Terri J. Vaughn.

75th Birthday Congressman John Lewis - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Andrew Young, Evelyn White, Morehouse College Glee Club member, Regina Belle, Tim Hur, John Lewis, Gary W. Jeter II, AJ Calloway, Jennifer Holliday, Beth Spangler, Terri J. Vaughn and Dulé Hill.

75th Birthday Congressman John Lewis - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Congressman Lewis jokes as he dances ... everyone laughs.

75th Birthday Congressman John Lewis - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Rutherford Seydel shakes Congressman Lewis' hand.

75th Birthday Congressman John Lewis - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Congressman Lewis takes the mic ...

75th Birthday Congressman John Lewis - Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Congressman Lewis thanks everyone.
For more information about Congressman John Lewis, visit johnlewis.house.gov.

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Bonnie Morét is an award-winning photographer recognized by The Georgia Council of the Arts as "an exceptional representation of contemporary Georgia art work." Her photography is featured on Georgia Public Broadcast's Georgia Traveler. Her exhibitions include Fifth Annual Exposure Awards at Musee du Louvre in Paris, France, Art Takes Miami at Scope Art during Art Basel Miami, Metro Montage XIII at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, World of Water at the Georgia Aquarium, Open Walls at Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon, Wholly Georgia: A Look at the Effects of Southern Religious Culture, sponsored by the Art History League and Georgia State University, at Mint Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, 6x6 at the Rochester Contemporary Arts Center in Rochester, New York, @Phonography: Dialogue in the Wireless Age, at 3 Ring Circus in New Orleans, Louisiana, and About Lands and Lives of the Civil War at the 6th Cavalry Museum in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. Her photography appears in Modern Luxury/The Atlantan, Jezebel Magazine, and hangs in the executive offices at the Georgia State Capitol as part of the Art of Georgia exhibit. Corporate clients include Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta History Center, Chanel Cosmetics, Christian Dior Cosmetics, Sharp Mountain Vineyards, PM Realty Group, Granite Properties, Road Atlanta, Patrón Tequila, Georgia's Own Credit Union, StubHub, CBM Records and The Washington Auto Show.