Statement on the death of Congressman and Civil Rights leader John Lewis

The nation has lost a great leader and Harvard has lost a great friend. Throughout his life, John Lewis challenged us to be our best selves, to recognize the decency and value of every human being. His life reminds us of the power of one person to change the world. He leaves this nation a better, more just place, but one where there is much work yet to be done. We honor his memory by committing ourselves to his relentless pursuit of justice, fairness, and opportunity for all.