Rep. John Lewis died July 17 at the age of 80. Take a look at these photos to remember the civil rights icon and longtime Georgia congressman.
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Congressional lawmakers and the American public will have a chance to pay their respects to the civil rights icon and late congressman, Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, this week as his body lies in state at the US Capitol.
In a solemn display of bipartisan unity, congressional leaders praised Democratic Rep. John Lewis as a moral force for the nation in a Capitol Rotunda memorial service.
In words that were both highly specific and at times more oblique, Obama declared Lewis' lifelong battle for racial equality to be ongoing and stated explicitly that forces in power today are working to undermine it.