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Rhodes Awards Honorary Degree to Civil Rights Activist Rev. James Lawson

While in Memphis for MLK50 events, Rev. Lawson spoke to a packed room in Rhodes’ Briggs Hall on April 5 about the history and changes of the country as well as the continued need for social justice. The Rhodes Board of Trustees earlier this year voted to confer the degree, and a brief ceremony took place prior to the talk.