Congressman Honored By Troy University

Pike County native and Georgia Congressman John Lewis was honored Monday night by Troy University.

Lewis was presented the University's Hall-Waters prize.

The award honors significant contributions to Southern heritage and culture in history, literature or the arts.

Lewis was one of the leaders of the historic Selma to Montgomery march.. when the participants were beaten.

Lewis was born into a family of sharecroppers outside of Troy in 1940.