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Historical marker unveiled at birthplace of John Lewis

The new historical marker is located in front of John Lewis' childhood home off Gardner Bassett Road just outside of Troy.

The new historical marker is located in front of John Lewis' childhood home off Gardner Bassett Road just outside of Troy.

The birthplace of the late Congressman John Robert Lewis now bears a historic marker, recognizing the significance that this tract of land off Gardner Bassett Road just outside of Troy had on the Civil Rights icon’s life and legacy.

Unveiled during a special ceremony on Saturday, the marker was a project of The John R….

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Progress only comes through hard work, Wilson tells leadership event participants

Dr. Dorothy Buckahan Wilson delivers keynote remarks during Friday's virtual leadership event, presented by Troy University and the city of Troy.

Dr. Dorothy Buckahan Wilson delivers keynote remarks during Friday's virtual leadership event, presented by Troy University and the city of Troy.

Troy University and the City of Troy celebrated the legacy of the late Congressman John R. Lewis on Friday with a virtual leadership event that paved the way for the annual leadership conference that will bear the late Troy native’s name beginning in 2022.

Formerly known as the Leadership Conference Celebrating African American History Month,…

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Troy University, City of Troy to offer free, virtual leadership event on Feb. 5

The virtual Feb. 5 leadership event will celebrate the transition to the Congressman John R. Lewis Leadership Conference, which will be held in 2022.

The virtual Feb. 5 leadership event will celebrate the transition to the Congressman John R. Lewis Leadership Conference, which will be held in 2022.

Troy University and the City of Troy will host a free, virtual leadership event on Feb. 5, featuring keynote remarks from Dr. Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, the 29th International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

The live-streamed event, “Celebrating Leadership and Legacy: A Transition to the Congressman John R. Lewis Leadership Conference,” will replace the…

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