by Seth Johnson
Posted 7/27/20, 06:51 pm
A horse-drawn carriage carried the former congressman’s body across the Edmund Pettus Bridge on Sunday in Selma, Ala., where he survived a beating by police as he led a historic civil rights march more than five decades ago. Then on Monday, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., became the first black lawmaker to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol rotunda. A delegation including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., traveled with Lewis’ body from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland to Capitol Hill on Monday for his official state memorial service.