Representative John Lewis’s ongoing Memorial is in progress!
Lewis lies at State Capitol!
Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. and a civil rights icon, will lie in state Monday in the Capitol Rotunda, the first Black lawmaker to receive one of the highest American honors, before a viewing for the public to be held outside.
With the Capitol closed to the public amid the coronavirus pandemic, Lewis will spend only a few hours lying in state under the Capitol dome after an invitation-only ceremony Monday afternoon, according to plans released by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. and the majority leader.
Among those paying their respects will be Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.
Afterward, Lewis’ coffin will be moved outside to the Capitol steps, and members of the public will be able to line up — with masks required and social distancing enforced — to view it from the plaza below Monday evening and all day Tuesday.
Here is the schedule of events to honor him.