BPC Honors Civil Rights Icons

We stand on the shoulders of these great civil rights icons who sacrificed for descendants of slaves, colored, black, african-americans, human rights and all people.

From the BPC Team

“I cannot imagine what life today would be like if Rev. CT  Vivian, Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery, and Congressman John Lewis had not given their lives to the struggle for freedom and equality. They strategized, organized, advocated, marched, and relentlessly worked on behalf of black people’s rights. We thank you for your service and we pledge to continue the work.”

– Dwayne Ashley, Founder and CEO, Bridge Philanthropic Consulting

“The Honorable John Lewis emptied himself for the betterment of the African American community, the country, and the world. Through a lived-out faith and hope, he taught us mountains will move. And, when trouble tries to last, get in the way of it. Be good trouble. Necessary trouble. Congressman Lewis, I will.”

– Tashion Macon, PhD, MBA
“Giants of a generation attacked at every turn while fighting for what is still an elusive quest for freedom, equality and justice for all people and especially those of color, in what is said to be the freest society in the history of the world.”

– Adriana Higgins
“How triumphant is it that three of America’s preeminent Civil Rights Icons were called to rest during the same time? Congressman John Lewis, Rev. C.T. Vivian and Rev. Joseph Lowery, a trinity of drum majors for justice, helped to change a nation’s response to human rights. They will forever have their imprints on the African American culture as a force for positive change.”

– Steve E. Ballard
“Rev. Dr. Joseph E Lowery, Rev. C.T. Vivian and Congressman John Lewis: America has lost three giants in just a few months; all replaceable and all of them prolific changemakers and servant leaders. Because of their infinite contributions, courage, and vision for equality, America owes a debt of gratitude we can only repay by following their exceptional examples.”

– Jennifer Jiles
“The contributions of Dr. Joseph E Lowery, Rev. C.T. Vivian and Congressman John Lewis simply cannot be overstated. My generation owes much of the progress we’ve seen in freedom, equality and peace to their tireless efforts and activism. Their legacies will never be forgotten.”

– Marshall Mazagwu Jr
“We are all the benefactors of the unrelenting quest for civil rights that Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, Rev. C.T. Vivian, and Congressman John Lewis dedicated their lives to.  The legacies they leave behind will be embedded in history forever, and we will honor the work they’ve done by continuing to fight for the civil rights of all people”

– Taisia Grissom
“Congressman John Lewis, Rev. CT Vivian and Dr. Joseph Lowery were men of great faith. The looked at the things unseen and saw that one day, all men would be free.  It was a blessing to have these men among us, may they rest in peace as the touch passes to others.”

– Edna Sims, Founder/Owner, ESP Public Relations

“It’s often said that, ““The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Thank God, they found out why and walked in that purpose! They walked in their purpose during a time where their lives could be cut short for the simplest of things. Yet, they stood tall, raised their voices, stood their ground and withstood the blows of injustice, fear and hatred so that we could have the freedoms and rights that are deserved of all human beings. Let us all remember Rev. Vivian, Dr. Lowery, and Congressman John Lewis as we cast our votes, as we raise our voices in protest and as we walk in our own God-given purpose.”


– Latoya Henry