Updated Jul 27, 2020 - Politics & Policy

In photos: Civil rights icon John Lewis honored with ceremonies across Alabama

A horse drawn carriage carrying the body of civil rights icon, former US Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) crosses the Edmund Pettus Bridge on July 26, 2020 in Selma, Alabama.
A horse-drawn carriage carrying the body of the late Rep. John Lewis on July 26 crosses the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, where Lewis and other civil rights leaders were attacked by police officers while marching in support of voting rights. Photo: Lynsey Weatherspoon/Getty Images

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.
 Gov. Kay Ivey places a wreath at the casket bearing the remains of John Lewis (D-GA) in the state Capitol building where he will lie in state on July 26, 2020 in Montgomery, Alabama.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey places a wreath at the casket of Lewis in the state Capitol building where he was to lie in state on July 26, 2020 in Montgomery. Photo: Hal Yeager/Alabama Governor's Office via Getty Images
A horse drawn carriage carrying Lewis' body prepares to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge
The carriage carrying Lewis' body prepares to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge. The day of the march Lewis helped lead there became known as "Bloody Sunday." Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images
"​The Boy from Troy"​ service for the late Rep. John Lewis July 25 in Troy, Alabama. Ceremonies are planned for the next six days honoring the life of civil rights icon.
"​The Boy from Troy"​ service for the late Rep. John Lewis July 25 in Troy, Alabama. Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images
A young girl reads a program during “​The Boy from Troy”​ service celebrating the life of Former US Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) o​n July 25, 2020
A girl reads a program during the Trojan Arena service on July 25, after which Lewis' body lay in repose before being taken to Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church in Selma, Alabama, in the evening. Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images
 People listen to speakers during “​The Boy from Troy”​ service celebrating the life of Former US Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) o​n July 25, 2020 in Troy, Alabama.
People listen to speakers at the July 25 Trojan Arena service, which observed physical distancing because of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images
The family of U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) watch as military pallbearers prepare to bring his casket into Brown Chapel A.ME.
The family of Lewis watch pallbearers prepare to bring his casket into Brown Chapel A.ME. Church, where he lay in repose on the night of July 25. Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images
 Military pallbearers take the casket of U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA)
Military pallbearers take the casket of Lewis out of a hearse as they prepare to carry him into Brown Chapel A.ME. Church for the private service on July 25. Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

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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.

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