February 13, 2006

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“"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.


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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