Gift Creates Allard K. Lowenstein Memorial Civil Rights Scholarship

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Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY – Attorney Norman E. Kent '71, '75 has established an endowed scholarship named for his friend Allard K. Lowenstein, the late Long Island congressman and champion of civil rights in the 60s and 70s.

The scholarship will be awarded to a qualified upperclassman selected on the basis of financial need, academic achievement and an undergraduate record that demonstrates a history and commitment to advancing the cause of equality and civil rights for all Americans, said Mr. Kent, a nationally known criminal defense attorney who lives in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

According to the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Law Clinic at Yale University, established by Yale students after his death, Mr. Lowenstein “was a relentless opponent of injustice in the United States and throughout the world. His passionate leadership played a crucial role in the civil rights, anti-apartheid, anti-war, and human rights movements of the 1960s and 1970s.”

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