Famed Civil Rights leader to speak at UM

LEWIS

LEWIS

Daily Journal

OXFORD – U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., will be the featured speaker at the University of Mississippi School of Law graduation on May 10 in the Grove.

Lewis will speak at the law school’s individual ceremony, which begins at 11 a.m., following the main university Commencement.

“Congressman Lewis is a hero of the civili rights movement,” said Richard Gershon, law school dean. “He is a great speaker, and I know our graduates will benefit from him being here.”

Lewis is a nationally recognized leader and was one of the main players in the March on Washington in 1963.