Committee of 100 Mourns the Passing of Civil Rights Icon, Congressman John Lewis
New York, NY (July 19, 2020) – The Committee of 100 (C100) joins our fellow Americans in mourning the passing of civil rights icon, Congressman John Lewis. We mourn his passing, but also celebrate his life as a leading figure of the civil rights movement and as a champion of equality and equity promised to all Americans. John Lewis’s lifelong activism against intolerance and injustice will continue to inspire generations to come, and serve as a reminder that there is still more work to be done. C100 extends our condolences to his family and grieves the loss of one of America’s leading voices for racial and economic justice.
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Committee of 100 (C100) is a non-profit U.S. leadership organization of prominent and extraordinary Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, healthcare, and the arts. Founded by the late world-renowned architect I.M. Pei and internationally acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, among others, it is an institution of U.S. citizens of Chinese heritage. For over 30 years, C100 has served as a preeminent organization committed to the dual missions of promoting the full participation of Chinese Americans in all aspects of American life and constructive relations between the United States and Greater China. www.committee100.org. Please follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn for updates.