1967-1970 - Community organization director for the Southern Regional Council.
1970-1977 - Director of the Voter Education Project.
1977-1980 - Associate Director of ACTION, a federal volunteer agency. Appointed by President Jimmy Carter.
1982-1986 - Atlanta City Council member.
1987-present - Serves in the U.S. House of Representatives for Georgia's 5th District.
1988 - Lewis' memoir, "Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement," is published.
March 7, 2004 - The John R. Lewis Monument is unveiled in Selma at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge to commemorate the events of Bloody Sunday.
April 27, 2009 - Arrested outside the Embassy of Sudan, where he is protesting the obstruction of aid to refugees in Darfur.
February 15, 2011 - Is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
November 6, 2012 - Wins re-election to Congress for a 14th term.