The Council for Professional Recognition mourns the passing of John Lewis

July 19, 2020
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July 19, 2020
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Usma Mohamed

WASHINGTON — The Council for Professional Recognition mourns the passing of civil rights activist and longtime congressman John Lewis.

Starting early in his life, Lewis stood up for those whose voices were not being heard. Lewis loved America and dedicated his life to making sure all people enjoyed freedom, while fighting tirelessly for equality for all.

The Council’s CEO Dr. Calvin Moore, Jr. shared his condolences saying, “The world has lost a true American hero. The burden of our fight for civil rights, equity, and equality was made lighter by his lifelong efforts. I wonder now who will pick up his mantle. I encourage all of us to think about ways we can take up his commitment to change the world.”


The Council for Professional Recognition promotes improved performance and recognition of professionals in the early childhood education of children ages birth to 5 years old. The Council recognizes and credentials professionals who work in all types of early care and education settings including Head Start, pre-k, infant-toddler, family childcare, and home visitor programs. As a nonprofit organization, the Council sets policies and procedures for assessment and credentialing. To date, over 800,000 CDA credentials have been issued around the world. For more information, visit


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