2015 John Lewis Fellowship Program

On July 5, Humanity in Action and The National Center for Civil and Human Rights will welcome 30 outstanding fellows to participate in the 2015 John Lewis Fellowship Program. This cohort will delve into issues about the history and contemporary politics of diversity and minority rights in America. Discussions, seminars, and site visits will focus on civil rights, race, Native American issues, and immigration in the United States. 


The Fellows

John Lewis Fellows are selected on a highly competitive basis for their high academic standing, active civic leadership, and outstanding recommendations. Humanity in Action received hundreds of applications for the inaugural program. The 30 emerging leaders selected for the John Lewis Fellowship are dynamic, entrepreneurial, and passionate about changing the world. 

The 2015 John Lewis Fellows will engage in daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians, and activists, as well as site visits around The Center, non-profit and community organizations, museums, and memorials. The programs seek to highlight different models of action to remedy injustice relating to diverse societies. Fellows are required to build upon these far-reaching discussions on social issues after the program by producing Action Projects, which grapple with these issues in society. 

Humanity in Action and The Center for Civil and Human Rights developed the John Lewis Fellowship to promote dialogue on some of today’s most pressing social issues. The John Lewis Fellowship aims to facilitate a collective exploration of the social and political roots of discrimination, as well as to provide a forum where potential solutions to some of today's most challenging issues can be considered and discussed. The program is also intended to instill a responsibility among Fellows to recognize and address the need to protect minorities and promote human rights—in their own communities and around the world. The fellowship honors U.S. Representative John Lewis, an icon of the Civil Rights Movement.


2015 John Lewis Fellows (Click here for biographies)

The Staff (Click here for Biographies)