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John Lewis: Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Omega holds service for late congressman

CA, 30 Jul 2020
Members of the public attended the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Omega service held at the Georgia State Capitol, where the body of John Lewis was brought Wednesday, in Atlanta.

Lewis was a member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, a historically Black fraternity that was founded over 100 years ago.

Lewis' body lay in repose at the Georgia Capitol in one of the last memorial services for the late Democratic congressman before his burial.

A memorial service at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Monday drew Congressional leaders from both parties. Lewis was the first Black lawmaker to lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda. Shortly after 9 a.m. Wednesday, his flag-draped casket was carried down the Capitol steps and placed in a hearse as people watched solemnly, many with their hands on their hearts.

Lewis died on July 17 at the age of 80.

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