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John Lewis crosses 'Bloody Sunday' bridge one last time during memorial service

John Lewis procession to cross 'Bloody Sunday' bridge in Selma on Sunday
Posted at 9:17 AM, Jul 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 12:24:53-04

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — The late U.S. Rep. John Lewis crossed Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge for the final time Sunday as remembrances continue for the civil rights icon.

A processional with Lewis’ casket was carried across the Selma bridge where he and other civil rights marchers were beaten 55 years ago on “Bloody Sunday,” a key event in the fight for voting rights for African Americans.

Lewis will lie in repose at the Alabama Capitol on Sunday afternoon.

He will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol next week before his private funeral Thursday at Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, which the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once led.