John Lewis Funeral Procession over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Alabama

John Lewis Funeral Procession over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Alabama

Justin Mayes from the Willie Watkins Funeral Home scatters rose petals on the Edmund Pettus Bridge before the start of the procession of the casket containing the body of Congressman John Lewis, D-GA, crossed the bridge in Selma, Alabama on Sunday, July 26, 2020. The rose petals represented the blood spilled on the bridge during the march on March 7, 1965 that became known as Bloody Sunday. In 1965 at the age of 25, Lewis helped to organize the march for voting rights where his skull was fractured after being attacked by police and the KKK. Lewis died on July 17 at the age of 80 after a six-month battle with cancer. Photo by Jemal Countess/UPI

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