Joint Center Mourns the Loss of Congressman John R. Lewis

The Joint Center released the following statement from Spencer Overton, the President of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies on the passing of Congressman John R. Lewis:

“I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Congressman John Lewis, and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family, as well as to Michael Collins and the rest of his team. Congressman Lewis embodies the best of our nation–he is truly a great American. At the Joint Center, we have been fortunate to enjoy his consistent encouragement and friendship—as have many others. Congressman Lewis was a true mentor and inspiration for many generations. We will always remember his commitment, model, and support. His memory will inspire us and countless others to step up and continue his life’s work to defeat systemic injustice.”


About Joint Center

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, America’s Black think tank, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1970 and based in Washington, DC. The Joint Center's mission is to inform and illuminate the nation's major public policy debates through research, analysis, and information dissemination in order to improve the socioeconomic status of Black communities in the United States; expand their effective participation in the political and public policy arenas; and promote communication and relationships across racial and ethnic lines to strengthen the nation's pluralistic society.