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Troy University to dedicate John Robert Lewis Hall on Nov. 13

The TROY Board of Trustees voted in August to rename the building in honor of the late Georgia Congressman and Civil Rights icon.

The TROY Board of Trustees voted in August to rename the building in honor of the late Georgia Congressman and Civil Rights icon.

Troy University will officially dedicate John Robert Lewis Hall on Friday, Nov. 13 at 10:30 a.m. in front of the historic building. 

The University’s Board of Trustees voted in August to rename the former Bibb Graves Hall in honor of the late Rep. John Lewis, the “Boy from Troy” who was a champion for civil rights in the U.S. 

Among those speaking at the dedication will be Rep. Martha Roby, Rep. Terri Sewell, TROY Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., and members of the Lewis family. 

“This is an exciting occasion for our university, our community and our state,” Hawkins said. “John Lewis lived his life with integrity and purpose, leading and advocating for change while inspiring millions of people. I am pleased that we can honor a great man in a way that will leave a lasting impression on the students who will be our future leaders.”

Members of the public are invited to attend the ceremony.

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