Georgia Congressman John Lewis to receive ABA Thurgood Marshall Award - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Feb 13, 2019
The American Bar Association Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice will honor Georgia Congressman and Civil Rights leader John Lewis with its 2019 Thurgood Marshall Award. The award will be presented at the Thurgood Marshall Award Dinner on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 8 p.m. at the Westin St. Francis Hotel during the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. The award honors U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, who epitomized individual commitment, in word and action, to the cause of civil rights in this country. The award recognizes similar long-term contributions by other members of the legal profession to the advancement of civil rights, civil liberties and human rights in the United States.