Act for Justice
Civil rights icons John Lewis and C.T. Vivan—who both passed away on July 17—displayed courage and persistence in the face of oppression, intimidation, and violence, inspiring those who continue to fight for social justice.
In tribute, Antioch has established scholarships to be awarded to students who show exceptional dedication to the pursuit of justice.
John Lewis was the congressman from the 5th District of Georgia, the Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, one of the original 13 Freedom Riders, and an invincible foe of injustice. He was a model of how and why each of us might strive to win victories for humanity over the course of a lifetime.
Reverend Vivian was stalwart leader in the struggle for social justice. He came to Antioch on a few occasions. An exceptional voice from the pulpit—the best according to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr—he did much of the foundational work to battle and break Jim Crow laws and ensure the leadership training of a new generations of freedom fighters.