Civil rights attorney Lewis Myers Jr. passes away
Civil rights attorney Lewis Myers Jr. passes away

Civil rights attorney Lewis Myers Jr. passes away

ANI | Updated: May 27, 2018 06:36 IST

Washington DC [United States], May 27 (ANI): Civil rights attorney Lewis Myers Jr., who worked on a key lawsuit against racial discrimination in Mississippi's higher education system, passed away on Saturday.
He was 70 years old.
"We've lost a loving husband, wonderful father and dear friend ... legal scholar, civil rights activist, and advocate for the poor and marginalised," CNN quoted a statement from his family.
Myers' firm website says that he was involved in a notable desegregation lawsuit, Ayers vs. Mississippi, that was filed in the 1970s and eventually reached the US Supreme Court.
It led to the state operating its higher-education system under court-ordered desegregation in 1995, CNN quoted The Clarion Ledger.
In 2005, the state began making payments on a USD 503 million settlement to three historically black colleges, because of Lewis Myers Jr. (ANI)

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