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Michael Terrazas, Editor
Katherine Baust, Staff Writer
Christi Gray, Designer
Jon Rou, Photography Director
“"You may ask how ideas have the power
to transform a community,”" Georgia Rep. John Lewis told a
Glenn Auditorium crowd, Feb. 5. “"I stand here as a living
example of [that power]." Lewis visited Emory to kick off Founders
Week, and he used the occasion to urge his audience to “"get
in the way" of
social injustice. He also praised Coretta Scott King, whom he called
a “"shining light"” in the world. “"[She]
traded all her privilege ... to live under the constant threat of violence,"” Lewis
said. His speech was the first of many Founders Week events as Emory
celebrated its birth 170 years ago.
PHOTO CREDIT: KAY HINTON
Lewis issues call to action in Glenn speech
John Lewis got in the way. As a boy growing up
in rural Alabama in the 1940s and ’'50s, he was often told by
his elders to behave himself, to not question the Jim Crow culture
of the South.
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