Spelman College Launches Scholarship Fund To Honor John Lewis’ Legacy

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The late relentlessly and fearlessly defended justice and equality and Spelman College will honor the tradition of the civil liberties leader by empowering the next generation of changemakers. According to the, the traditionally Black college just recently unveiled plans to launch a scholarship fund in his honor.

Spelman College to make a scholarship in remembrance of John Lewis https://t.co/oUHeCvkWzP

— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) July 20, 2020

The scholarship fund– which will be named after the late congressman– will financially support trainees who are social justice fellows. Every year, five students will get $10,000 scholarships. “As we browse today’s rough waters, we draw motivation and guts for our obstacles from the Congressman’s decades of selfless sacrifice, ardent advocacy and unfaltering dedication for not simply racial equality, but equity for all,” read a statement from Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D. “Spelman was blessed to have him on our school, engaging with our students, many times for many years. Simply last spring he motivated our social justice fellows to remain watchful in the defend fact and righteousness when the College signed up with the UNCF in honoring congressional legislators who have served as real champs and strong supporters for HBCUs and their trainees.”

A number of institutions and organizations have actually organized efforts to pay tribute to Lewis. According to Black Business, the Congressional Black Caucus Structure announced its National Racial Equity Effort for Social Justice will be renamed after Lewis. “Rep. Lewis was the liveliness of the Civil liberty Movement and a pillar of the Congress,” said CBCF president and CEO Tonya Veasey. “His work and personal sacrifices helped to build the democracy we have today, and he worked till the time of his passing to challenge the oppressions present and prevalent today.”

Lewis died on July 17 after a bout with cancer.

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