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Tree Planting Tribute to John Lewis at Freedom Park – Feb. 19-21

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John Lewis Freedom Park trees Atlanta 2021 sign A banner advertises the February 2021 flowering forest planting in tribute to John Lewis

Note: Over the weekend of February 21 – which would have been the 81st birthday of John Lewis – volunteers gathered at Freedom Park to plant 300 blooming trees in tribute to the late Congressman and civil rights icon.  Kelly

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A banner advertises the February 2021 flowering forest planting in tribute to John Lewis
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An announcement of the February 2021 flowering forest planting in tribute to John Lewis
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A banner details the flowering forest that was planted in February 2021 in tribute to John Lewis
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A plaque stands beside artist Thornton Dial's The Bridge, an artwork in Freedom Park that is dedicated to John Lewis
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Atlanta City Council District 2 representative Amir Farokhi speaks at the February 2021 Freedom Park tree planting event in honor of John Lewis
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Representative Nikema Williams, who represents Georgia's 5th District in Congress, speaks at the February 2021 Freedom Park tree planting event in honor of John Lewis
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Laura Lane, the Chief Corporate Affairs, Communications and Sustainability Officer for UPS, speaks at the Freedom Park tree planting event in honor of John Lewis
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Henry Grant Lewis, brother of John Lewis, speaks at the February 2021 Freedom Park tree planting event in honor of the late Congressman and civil rights leader
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Greg Levine - co-executive director of Trees Atlanta - and a guest pause for a photo at the February 2021 Freedom Park tree planting event in honor of John Lewis
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Doug Shipman and a fellow volunteer pose for a photo at the Freedom Park tree planting event in honor of John Lewis
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Volunteers at the February 2021 Freedom Park tree planting event in honor of John Lewis pause for a photo
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A group of volunteers pauses for a photo at the February 2021 Freedom Park tree planting event in honor of John Lewis
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Representative Nikema Williams (GA-5) poses for a photo with Atlanta City Council member Amir Farokhi at the Freedom Park tree planting event in honor of John Lewis
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Volunteers at work during the February 2021 Freedom Park tree planting event
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A Trees Atlanta staff member plants a tree during the February 2021 Freedom Park tree planting event in honor of John Lewis
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Volunteers at work during the February 2021 Freedom Park tree planting event in honor of John Lewis
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Volunteers at work during the February 2021 Freedom Park tree planting event in honor of John Lewis
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A Trees Atlanta staff member at work during the Freedom Park tree planting event in honor of John Lewis
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Volunteers work to plant trees during the February 2021 Freedom Park tree planting event in honor of John Lewis
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A volunteer totes a wheelbarrow of soil at the Freedom Park tree planting event in honor of John Lewis
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Volunteers helping out at the February 2021 Freedom Park tree planting event in honor of John Lewis
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Volunteers pause for a photo at the February 2021 Freedom Park tree planting event in honor of John Lewis
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Volunteers at work during the February 2021 Freedom Park tree planting event in honor of John Lewis
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A collection of shovels ready for use at the Freedom Park tree planting event in honor of John Lewis
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A group of volunteers stands by at the February 2021 Freedom Park tree planting event in honor of John Lewis
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Greg Levine of Trees Atlanta helps to plant a tree during the February 2021 Freedom Park tree planting event in honor of John Lewis
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Seen at the February 2021 Freedom Park tree planting event in honor of John Lewis
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Buckets of water are filled at the February 2021 Freedom Park tree planting event in honor of John Lewis
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Volunteers prepare the soil for a tree at the February 2021 Freedom Park tree planting event in honor of John Lewis
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A volunteer waters a newly planted tree at the Freedom Park tree planting event in honor of John Lewis
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Volunteers prepare soil for planting a flowering tree at the February 2021 Freedom Park tree planting event in honor of John Lewis
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A volunteer waters a newly-planted tree during the Freedom Park tree planting event in honor of John Lewis
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A volunteer shovels soil into a wheelbarrow during the February 2021 Freedom Park tree planting event in honor of John Lewis
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Seen at the February 2021 Freedom Park tree planting event in honor of John Lewis
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A volunteer at the February 2021 Freedom Park tree planting event in honor of John Lewis
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A plaque depicting civil rights leader John Lewis and artist Thornton Dial in Atlanta's Freedom Park
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Artist Thornton Dial's "The Bridge," in Atlanta's Freedom Park
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Congressman John Lewis and City Councilman Andre Dickens exit a MARTA bus at the 2018 dedication of John Lewis Freedom Parkway
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Atlanta City Council member Andre Dickens, Congressman John Lewis, and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms photographed at the dedication of John Lewis Freedom Parkway in 2018
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Kelly Jordan

Kelly Jordan, who has lived in Atlanta since 1968, attended Emory University before he and partners revitalized Little Five Points into one of Atlanta's most eclectic retail districts. In recent years, Kelly has been leading the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance, and he has been active with a host of environmental organizations. Decades ago, Kelly wrote architectural criticism for a weekly Atlanta newspaper, and his interest in natural and built environments is readily apparent in the photos he has been taking for SaportaReport.

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