Troy University officially dedicates John Robert Lewis Hall

Speakers at the event included U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell and Lewis' nephews.

Speakers at the event included U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell and Lewis' nephews.

A gentle breeze blew a cascade of autumn leaves through the air just as Rep. John Lewis’ nephew talked about the importance of “good trouble.”

On a day where hundreds gathered in the legendary civil rights icon’s home county to celebrate the naming of an academic building in his honor, it was as if the…

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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. John Lewis to lie in rest during memorial service Saturday at Troy University

Rep. John Lewis, shown here speaking at the 2018 Leadership Conference, will lie in rest during a memorial service on Saturday at Trojan Arena.

Rep. John Lewis, shown here speaking at the 2018 Leadership Conference, will lie in rest during a memorial service on Saturday at Trojan Arena.

Rep.John Lewis, a Pike County, Alabama, native who became a lifelong champion for justice, will lie in rest during a memorial service at Troy University on Saturday, July 25.

Lewis’s family will celebrate his life and legacy with a service inside Trojan Arena starting at 10 a.m. In accord with social distance guidelines, there will be a limited…

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