In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the historic Voting Rights Act, Lawrence University will honor two civil rights pioneers who were instrumental in the passage of that legislation.
Congressman John Lewis
Congressman John Lewis, an iconic figure in civil rights activism, and Appleton native James Zwerg, one of the courageous Freedom Riders of the early 1960s, will each receive honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees June 14 at the college’s 165th commencement. Lewis also will deliver the principal commencement address.
This will be Lewis’ third appearance at Lawrence. He first visited in April... read more