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Congressman John Lewis will visit Southern Wednesday

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Civil Rights icon Congressman John Lewis will help rally voters to the polls. Lewis will participate in an early voting rally Wednesday at noon at Southern's Higgins Hall. 

Tuesday night the congressman from Georgia spoke at LSU about his childhood days in rural Alabama practicing speeches on chickens. 

"Some of those chickens in the 40s and the 50s tended to listen to me much better than some of my colleagues listen to me in the daily Congress," joked Lewis. 

Congressman Lewis was joined on stage by Andrew Aydin, co-writer of "March: Book One." It is just the first in a trilogy of graphic novels about Lewis' civil rights journey. 

"March: Book One" spent weeks at No. 1 on the Best Sellers list. 

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