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Civil rights icon John Lewis’ funeral

A military honor guard carries the casket of Rep. John Lewis into Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on July 30.
A military honor guard carries the casket of Rep. John Lewis into Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on July 30. Brynn Anderson/AP

People will gather at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church Horizon Sanctuary today for a “celebration of life” honoring the late Rep. John Lewis.

After the service, Lewis will be interred at South-View Cemetery.

There have been memorial events celebrating Lewis’ life and legacy all week. Over the weekend, services were held in Troy, Alabama, his hometown. His body also traveled across Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge, where he helped lead the 1965 march for voting rights.

On Monday, Lewis’ body was taken to Washington, DC, where lawmakers paid their final respects. He became the first Black lawmaker to lie in state at the US Capitol Rotunda.

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