Metro Historical Commission approves historic marker for John Lewis


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) —The Metro Historic Commission has approved a new historic marker honoring Rep. John Lewis.

It will be located at 6th Ave North and Commerce Street.

That's the site of the old Greyhound Bus Station.

Lewis and others began the freedom rides at that bus station.

The Commission says that Lewis spent about a decade of his life in Nashville where he went to college and was arrested for his participation in the sit in movement on 5th Avenue which now is renamed in his honor.

Lewis passed away months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He served the U.S. House for 17 terms and dedicated his life to public service, civil rights and social change, and activism leadership.

It's unknown when the marker will go up.