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Body of Rep. John Lewis Makes Final Journey Across the Edmund Pettus Bridge

  This morning, a caisson bearing the body of Rep. John Lewis crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, as people in the city said goodbye to the civil rights icon who helped change the course of the nation. Today’s journey began at the historic Brown Chapel AME Church, where many events of the civil rights movement of the 1960s…

US Rep John Lewis of Georgia Battling Pancreatic Cancer

Civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., is extolled at an event with fellow Democrats before passing the Voting Rights Advancement Act to eliminate potential state and local voter suppression laws, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Congressman John Lewis of Georgia has announced he has advanced pancreatic cancer, vowing he will will continue…