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.
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
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. Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images
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 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 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 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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