CFUL mourns the loss of Rep. John Lewis

Orlando, July 18, 2020
Along with the rest of the country, the Central Florida Urban League, its employees, volunteers and stakeholders mourn the loss of civil rights icon, Representative John Lewis.

“Throughout my career, I have looked up to John Lewis and his passing will leave a deep void not just in the House of Representatives, but in this country,” said Glenton Gilzean Jr., President and CEO of the Central Florida Urban League. “John Lewis was the youngest speaker during 1963 March on Washington; as the youngest civil rights leader, he paved the way for young men, like me, to get involved and allow our voices to be heard.”