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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Apr 21, 2015

Emory University School of Law has received a $1.5 million donation to help establish a John Lewis Chair in Civil Rights and Social Justice. The gift, given anonymously, funds a professorship that will enable Emory Law to conduct a national search for a scholar with an established academic profile of distinction and a demonstrated desire to promote the rule of law through the study of civil rights. In 1963, at the age of 23, Lewis was a keynote speaker at the historic March on Washington. He has served in Congress as representative of Georgia's Fifth Congressional District since 1987.