The name of John Robert Lewis is now officially a part of the Troy University campus.
Troy University held a dedication ceremony bestowing Lewis’ name on one of the most prominent buildings on campus Friday morning.
Lewis was a native of Pike County and was once refused admission into the university based on the color of his skin. Now a building on campus will have the civil rights leader and U.S. representative on display for all to see.
“It’s really a historic occasion for all of us because of the significance of the life of John Lewis and it had particular relevance by virtue of the fact that he was the “Boy from Troy” as labeled by Dr. King,” says TROY Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr.
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