Troy University Libraries receive gift in memory of John Lewis

Civil Rights Icon and Georgia Congressman John R. Lewis, a Pike County native, passed away in July.

Civil Rights Icon and Georgia Congressman John R. Lewis, a Pike County native, passed away in July.

The Troy University Libraries have received a $5,000 donation from Constellation, an Exelon Company, in memory of civil rights icon and Congressman John R. Lewis.

Lewis, who was born in Pike County and often referred to as “The Boy from Troy” by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., died on July 17 at age 80. He…

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Troy University to name building after Congressman John Lewis

Bibb Graves Hall will be renamed John Robert Lewis Hall in honor of the late congressman from Pike County.

Bibb Graves Hall will be renamed John Robert Lewis Hall in honor of the late congressman from Pike County.

The Troy University Board of Trustees voted today to rename historic Bibb Graves Hall at the Troy, Alabama, campus in honor of U.S. Congressman and Civil Rights leader John Lewis.

The name change is effective immediately, and the building will now bear the name John Robert Lewis Hall. 

“John Lewis is a towering figure in American history, whose leadership and advocacy for…

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Life of Rep. John Lewis honored in Trojan Arena service

Mourners gathered Saturday at Troy University to pay respects to Pike County native Rep. John Lewis, who died July 17.

Mourners gathered Saturday at Troy University to pay respects to Pike County native Rep. John Lewis, who died July 17.

The “Boy from Troy” made one last visit home.

Hundreds of people – friends, family and the public – gathered Saturday at Trojan Arena to honor the life of civil rights icon and Pike County native Rep. John Lewis, who died July 17 at age 80.

Rather than a somber remembrance, the memorial service featured…

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Rep. Terri Sewell urges Leadership Conference participants to become change agents

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell addressed the 2018 Leadership Conference Celebrating African American History Month at Troy University on Saturday.

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell addressed the 2018 Leadership Conference Celebrating African American History Month at Troy University on Saturday.

Rep. Terri Sewell spoke Saturday at the closing luncheon of the 2018 Leadership Conference Celebrating African American History Month at Troy University, telling attendees they must become engaged in the issues of the day.

Sewell, who represents Alabama’s seventh Congressional District, urged those in attendance to become agents of change in the same vein as…

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Free screening of John Lewis documentary set for March 31 at Troy University’s Davis Theatre

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