Members of a open will be means to compensate their respects to Lewis on Wednesday during a state capitol rotunda
ATLANTA (AP) — John Lewis will distortion in repose during a Georgia capitol in his hometown of Atlanta in one of a final commemorative services for a late Democratic congressman before he is buried.
Members of a open will be means to compensate their respects to Lewis on Wednesday during a state capitol rotunda following a rite in his honor. A private funeral use in Atlanta is scheduled for Thursday.
Wednesday’s use is partial of a array of open remembrances for Lewis that began over a weekend.
A commemorative use during a U.S. Capitol in Washington on Monday drew Congressional leaders from both parties. Lewis was a initial Black lawmaker to distortion in state in a Capitol Rotunda. Shortly after 9 a.m. Wednesday, his flag-draped box was carried down a Capitol stairs and placed in a hearse as people watched solemnly, many with their hands on their hearts.
On Sunday, his box was carried opposite the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, where a one-time “Freedom Rider” was among polite rights demonstrators beaten by state troopers in 1965.
Lewis died Jul 17 at a age of 80. Born to sharecroppers during Jim Crow segregation, he was beaten by Alabama state troopers during a polite rights movement, spoke forward of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” debate during a 1963 Mar on Washington and was awarded a Medal of Freedom by a nation’s initial Black boss in 2011.
He spent some-more than 3 decades in Congress, and his district enclosed many of Atlanta.
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