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Rep. John Lewis Introduces Resolution Honoring Morehouse College's 150th Anniversary

December 1, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) – joined by Morehouse graduates Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA) and Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) – introduced a bipartisan resolution honoring the 150th anniversary of the founding of Morehouse College.  The text of the resolution can be found here.  Rep. Lewis made this statement:

“I am proud to introduce this bipartisan resolution celebrating the 150 year anniversary of Morehouse College’s legacy and tradition of producing men who change the fabric of our nation and inspire movements in every corner of the world.

“Morehouse students and graduates, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and those involved in the Atlanta Student Movement, became leaders and pioneers in the Civil Rights Movement.   Their model encouraged generations of Americans, including me, to commit to improving ourselves and our communities.  To this day, students, graduates, administrators, and professors in the Morehouse family continue to contribute to all aspects of American and global life and culture through business, arts, health, science, and public service.

“In applying the principles of tolerance, morality, hard work, humility, service, leadership, and excellence, Morehouse College is integral to our nation’s history and future, and it is an honor and a privilege to have an institution with the legacy, spirit, and mission of Morehouse College located in the heart of Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District.”

The resolution's original co-sponsors include Reps. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA), Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA), David Scott (D-GA), Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. (D-GA), Rob Woodall (R-GA), Doug Collins (R-GA), Jody B. Hice (R-GA), A. Drew Ferguson, IV (R-GA), Joyce Beatty (D-OH), André Carson (D-IN), Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), and Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ).