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Civil Rights Activists and Congressman John Lewis: The IUL Joins the Nation in Mourning

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July 18, 2020

The Indianapolis Urban League Joins the Nation in Mourning
the Passing of Congressman John Lewis

Indianapolis, IN (July 18, 2020) – Today, we join the nation in mourning the passing of Congressman John Lewis.

As Lewis remarked, his protest efforts were “…getting into good trouble”.  As one of the “Big 6” leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, Mr. Lewis stood tall leading and teaching generations how to be activist, from boycotts, to sit-ins, to protests, to boldly championing policy changes in Congress lifting and lending his voice fighting racism and injustice unselfishly until to the end.

Thank you for your courage, your endurance during a lifetime of sacrifice and commitment to change.

“Today the Indianapolis Urban League stands in solidarity with the nation in saluting your life of unwavering service to each of us as people of color and memorializes your passing to the arms of the God you faithfully served,” stated Tony Mason, President and CEO of the Indianapolis Urban League.

We have watched. We have learned. We will continue the legacy.  Rest in power!

Contact: Anthony “Tony” Mason, President & CEO
(317) 693-7603 and (317) 319-3141


About the Indianapolis Urban League:
Founded in 1965, the Indianapolis Urban League (IUL) is a nonprofit, non-partisan, interracial, community-based, human services agency dedicated to assisting African-Americans, other minorities and disadvantaged individuals to achieve social and economic equality. Annually, the IUL provides direct services and advocacy in the areas of: education and youth services, economic and workforce development, health and quality of life, civic engagement and leadership, and civil rights and racial justice empowerment. IUL is one of 90 affiliates of the National Urban League serving 300 communities in 36 states and the District of Columbia. For more information visit

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