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.
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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.