July 25, 2020

Alabama service kicks off days of tribute to US rights icon Lewis

Washington (AFP) – A memorial service in Alabama on Saturday for John Lewis will kick off days of tributes to the revered civil rights leader and congressman, including the high honor of lying in state Monday in the Rotunda of the US Capitol.Lewis, the senior member of the Congressional Black Caucus and a man known as the “conscience of the Congress,” died of cancer on July 17, aged 80.Starting at 11:00 am (1500 GMT) Saturday, members of the public will be able to view Lewis’s body as it lies in state in an arena at Troy University in Alabama, the state of his birth. In keeping with coronaviru…

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