A free daily digest of the biggest news stories of the day - and the best features from our website
Thank you for signing up to TheWeek. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.
The late Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights leader and Democrat who represented Georgia's 5th Congressional District for more than two decades, will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol next week.
Lewis, 80, died last Friday after battling cancer. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced on Thursday evening that an invitation-only ceremony will be held on Monday afternoon while Lewis lies in state at the Capitol Rotunda. Later in the day and on Tuesday, Lewis will lie in state outdoors, where the public will be able to pay their respects, with social distancing and mask measures in place.
Lewis' family has asked people who want to honor him but do not live in the Washington, D.C., area to stay home, and use the hashtags #BelovedCommunity or #HumanDignity to leave a virtual tribute, USA Today reports.
Continue reading for free
We hope you're enjoying The Week's refreshingly open-minded journalism.
Subscribed to The Week? Register your account with the same email as your subscription.