Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Speaks At Kellogg Center
Civil rights icon John Lewis speaks at Kellogg Center
As the crowd applauded thunderously, civil rights icon and Congressman John Lewis was named the newest recipient of the Spartan Statesmanship award Monday night at the Kellogg Center as part of the Governor Jim Blanchard Public Service Forum.
Lewis, a congressman representing Georgia’s 5th district, is a legendary figure in the history of the civil rights movement, having marched at Selma with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and participated in the Freedom Rides.
His invitation to MSU was to be the third annual keynote speaker for the Governor Jim Blanchard Public Service Forum. The forum began two years ago …