Watch: Selma honors congressman, civil rights icon John Lewis

SELMA, ALABAMA - MARCH 01: Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) speaks to the crowd at the Edmund Pettus Bridge crossing reenactment marking 55th anniversary of Selma's Bloody Sunday on March 1, 2020 in Selma, Alabama. Mr. Lewis marched for civil rights across the bridge 55 years ago. Some of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates attended the Selma bridge crossing jubilee ahead of Super Tuesday. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Selma, Alabama, will honor the late congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis at the Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church with a service Saturday evening.

A service celebrating “The Boy from Troy” was held earlier today on the campus of Troy University. On Sunday, his casket will be carried across Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge, where he and other civil rights activists were beaten by state troopers in 1965, before lying in repose at the Alabama Capitol.

Watch a livestream below around 7 p.m. once events begin.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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