Civil rights leader John Lewis to be buried in Atlanta

Three former US presidents are expected to attend the memorial service.

A symbol of the American civil rights movement, Congressman John Lewis will be buried on Thursday after a memorial service in Atlanta.

Former presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush are expected to attend the service.

Obama is expected to make a speech.

After that, Lewis will be buried at South view cemetery in Atlanta.

He died on July 17 from pancreatic cancer at the age of 80.

Lewis served in the US House of Representatives for 33 years, representing the 5th district of Georgia, which includes Atlanta.

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Author: Steve Cowan
Graduated From Princeton University. He has been at the Free Press since October 2014. Previously worked as a regional entertainment editor.
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