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US civil rights icon John Lewis' casket crosses Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma

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US civil rights icon John Lewis' casket crosses Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma

US civil rights icon John Lewis' casket crosses Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma

The late U.S. Rep.

John Lewis has crossed Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge for the final time as remembrances continue for the civil rights icon.

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Edmund Pettus Bridge Edmund Pettus Bridge Historic bridge in Selma, Alabama, United States

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[NFA] A caisson bore the body of the lawmaker and civil rights icon who marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965 and was met with a bloody police crackdown that drew national awareness to the fight for voting rights. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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Selma, Alabama Selma, Alabama City in Alabama, United States

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Civil rights pioneer John Lewis was honored for his inspirational optimism and peaceful protest on Saturday, as he lay in repose in Selma, Alabama.

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