Civil Rights Leader, Congressman John Lewis Speaks At Coppin State University

Published Friday, November 09th, 2012

Representative John Lewis lecture and book signing at Coppin State University

On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 1:00 p.m., the Honorable John Lewis (D-Ga.) will be speaking and signing copies of his latest book, “Across the Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change.” The lecture will take place in the Talon Atrium on the campus of Coppin State University.

Rep. Lewis, who currently serves the 5TH congressional District of Georgia, is celebrated for his contribution to the Civil Rights Movement – as the past chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and speaker at the 1963 March on Washington.

The Roll Call magazine has said, “John Lewis…is a genuine American hero and moral leader who commands widespread respect in the chamber” and he was called "the conscience of the U.S. Congress.”

“I would think a critical part of Rep. Lewis's appearance is to connect our students with a major event in African American History,” said Mr. John Hudgins, PhD, chairman of the event. “As a college student John Lewis was the youngest to speaker at the Historic 1963 march on Washington with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Mr. Lewis was then head of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).  The Department of Applied Social and Political Science is proud to sponsor this event because it ‘bridges’ all of the social sciences, the sociological, the political, and urban studies.”  

The lecture is free and open to the public. This lecture is a part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. lecture series sponsored by the Department of Applied Social and Political Sciences at Coppin State University.

Call 410 951 -3520 for more information.