In photos: Civil rights icon John Lewis honored with ceremonies across Alabama
The life of the late Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) is being celebrated in a series of memorials this weekend across Alabama, the state in which he was born.
The big picture: Six days of remembrance for the giant of the civil rights movement, who died on July 17 at age 80, began Saturday morning with a service celebrating "The Boy from Troy" at Trojan Arena, Troy University, per a schedule provided by his family.
- On Sunday, Lewis was transported across the famous Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, where the civil rights icon was brutally beaten by police officers while leading a march for voting rights in 1965, for the final time.
- Following this weekend's ceremonies, Lewis' body will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol for a week, starting Monday.
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Editor's note: This article will be updated throughout the week as ceremonies for Lewis are held. Please check back for updates.