Remembering John Lewis: A dear friend and inspiration to Emory

U.S. Rep. John Lewis walks toward the gym for Oxford's Commencement.

Emory University lost one of its dearest friends and fiercest inspirations with the passing of civil rights luminary and longtime U.S. Rep. John Lewis on Friday, July 17, following a months-long fight with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

Through his role representing Georgia’s 5th Congressional District, which includes Emory’s Atlanta campus, and his lifelong efforts fighting for equality and voting rights, Lewis forged strong connections with university students, faculty, staff, and alumni throughout his decades of public service.

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Read Oxford's Commencement article with keynote speaker John Lewis

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