Remembering John Lewis, Civil Rights icon and teller of truths

July 22, 2020

“The nation has lost a great leader, and Harvard has lost a great friend,” President Larry Bacow said in a statement Saturday. “Throughout his life, John Lewis challenged us to be our best selves, to recognize the decency and value of every human being. His life reminds us of the power of one human being to change the world. He leaves this nation a better, more just place, but one where there is much work yet to be done. We honor his memory by committing ourselves to his relentless pursuit of justice, fairness, and opportunity for all.”


Joshuah Campbell (class of '16 WGS/RLL French) and friends perform “Sing Out, March On” — a tribute to Lewis, during Harvard's 2018 Commencement.

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