Congressman Cohen’s Statement on the Passing of Miriam DeCosta-Willis

January 7, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) noted the passing of Miriam DeCosta-Willis today, and made the following statement:

“I was saddened to hear of the passing of my friend Miriam DeCosta-Willis, a respected community leader, scholar, educator, legendary glass ceiling-breaker and civil rights pioneer. She was also a great mother of successful children, who are committed to excellence and community-oriented like their parents were. She will be missed.”