Greene S. W. Lewis

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Greene Shadrach Washington Lewis was a leader among African Americans and a state legislator in Alabama during the Reconstruction era. He represented Perry County, Alabama.[1]

The Montgomery Advertiser quoted him appealing for equal rights for African Americans as legislative fights in Alabama and the U.S. Congress developed. The paper and Democrats saw such Radical Republican proposals as a force to unite white voters against Republicans and their efforts to end segregation and discrimination.[2]

He was a Perry County, Alabama delgate to the 1875 Alabama Constitutional Convention.[3] Greene was listed as a district delegate for the 1876 Republican National Convention.[4]


  2. Friedlander, Alan; Gerber, Richard Allan (November 22, 2018). "Welcoming Ruin: The Civil Rights Act of 1875". BRILL – via Google Books.
  3. Convention, Alabama Constitutional (December 29, 1875). "Journal of the Constitutional Convention of the State of Alabama: Assembled in the City of Mongtomery September 6th, 1875". W. W. Screws, State Printer – via Google Books.
  4. "Proceedings of the Republican National Convention Held at Cincinniati, Ohio, June 14, 15, and 16, 1876". Republican Press Association. December 29, 1876 – via Google Books.

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