- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) - Emory University’s School of Law plans to establish a professorship focused on civil rights named after Georgia Rep. John Lewis.

University officials say an anonymous donor’s $1.5 million gift will help pay for the addition.

The position will be known as the John Lewis Chair in Civil Rights and Social Justice. Emory Law Dean Robert Schapiro says the school will conduct a national search for a scholar.

The law school plans to raise an additional $500,000 to fund the addition.

Emory officials say the anonymous donor was inspired by recent anniversaries of civil rights events, including the Selma march.

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