Rep. John Lewis: Final Crossing in Selma

Site of Bloody Sunday

Maria Boynton
July 26, 2020 - 10:52 am

A “Final Crossing” ceremony was held Sunday for the late Congressman and Civil Rights Legend John Lewis in Selma, Alabama. His body was carried across the Edmund Pettus Bridge by a horse-drawn caisson.

It is the site of Bloody Sunday, where Lewis and other Voting Rights advocates were severely beaten as they attempted to march to Montgomery in 1965.

Lewis died on Friday, July 17, 2020, after a battle with Stage IV pancreatic cancer.

The Lewis family have announced a series of events leading up to the late Congressman’s funeral Thursday at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.