President Obama to deliver eulogy for John Lewis in Atlanta

The funeral service will be held at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King Jr. was a pastor and where King's service was held

Updated: July 31, 2020 - 10:55am

Former President Barack Obama will on Thursday deliver a eulogy in Atlanta for civil rights leader and late-Georgia Rep. John Lewis.

Obama will be joined by former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. They will also reportedly participate in the funeral.

Lewis's body will be laid to rest in Atlanta, Georgia, after a memorial service, following a week's-long journey to Capitol Hill and other historic spots, including Selma, Alabama, where Lewis fought for civil rights.

The funeral service will be held at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King Jr. was a pastor and where King's service was held.

On Monday and Tuesday, the congressman's body lay in state at the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

On Wednesday, Lewis's casket was received at the Georgia state capitol by Gov Brian Kemp and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.

 

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