City of Atlanta Unveils New Sculpture of Congressman John Lewis

City of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (center) and former Mayor Andrew Young (right) standing in front of the recently installed John Lewis statue in the new Rodney Cook, Sr. Park

The City of Atlanta – Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs is proud to unveil a new sculpture of the late Civil Rights leader and congressman John Lewis, commissioned and donated to the City of Atlanta by the National Monuments Foundation.

Less than a year ago, Atlanta lost a beloved leader in the Civil Rights movement to pancreatic cancer. John Lewis fought the good fight until the very end. This new statue by artist Gregory Johnson in the new Rodney Cook, Sr. Park, signifies the ongoing fight for equality and equity, despite losing such an anchoring and influential figure.

In an eye-opening era with fuller truths unraveling, many citizens remain concerned about the limited perspective in the storytelling of our nation’s history with our monuments. The John Lewis Statue is a valuable contribution toward providing a more inclusive narrative.

Located in Historic Vine City, the new Rodney Cook, Sr. Park is home to 16 acres of recreational space. Whether visitors are looking to “get in good trouble” or ingest a taste of peaceful possibilities, all are welcome to explore the new sculpture and park grounds.