Rep. John Lewis is the last living speaker from the March on Washington, the 1963 landmark civil rights protest that culminated with Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.
But before Lewis dedicated his life to fighting for racial equality, he grew up in Troy, Ala., with dreams of becoming a different kind of orator.
"When I was very young, I wanted to preach the gospel," Lewis said on a visit to StoryCorps in February 2018.
He wanted to be a minister. His nearest congregation was the family livestock.