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Civil rights idol John Lewis to distortion in repose during Georgia Capitol

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Members of a open will be means to compensate their respects to Lewis on Wednesday during a state capitol rotunda

The Associated Press


The flag-draped box of a late Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., is carried by a corner services troops respect ensure from Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Jul 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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.

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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.

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He spent some-more than 3 decades in Congress, and his district enclosed many of Atlanta.

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