Spelman College to Create Scholarship in Memory of John Lewis

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Photo: Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell Spelman College announced it will create an endowed scholarship to honor the memory of civil rights icon and longtime Congressman John Lewis who died on Friday. The scholarship will provide a one-time tuition contribution of $10,000, awarded every year to five Social Justice Fellows. “We believe that the […]

The US loses two icons of the civil rights movement in one day

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By Faith Karimi, CNN (CNN)Two towering figures of the American civil rights movement died Friday, a major loss for a nation still grappling with protests and demands for racial equality decades later. John Robert Lewis died at age 80 after a battle with cancer. Rev. Cordy Tindell “C.T.” Vivian died at age 95 of natural causes. They […]