John Lewis and Wendy Kopp

Friday morning during its 361st Commencement, Harvard gave Congressman John Lewis an honorary Doctor of Laws degree for his dedication to civil and human rights.  He appears here with Causes contributor  and Teach for America founder Wendy Kopp.

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Photo courtesy of John Lewis Facebook Page


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Hello G.4 years ago


Carole R.
Carole R.4 years ago


Geynell Eskite
Geynell Eskite4 years ago

Congratulations Congressman Lewis.

Angela N.
Angela N.4 years ago

thanks :)

Kimberly J.
Kimberly J.4 years ago

I wish all of our elected officials would follow John Lewis' example. Congratulations Congressman Lewis. It is an honor that is well deserved. You are a true hero in every sense of the word.

Duane B.
.4 years ago

Congratulations to Congressman Lewis!!

Terry Vanderbush
Terry V.4 years ago

Conratulations and thank you

Nancy B.
No B.4 years ago


Jennifer P.
Jennifer P.4 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Yvette S.
Yvette S.4 years ago

Good story Thanks for sharing