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Little Rock to light bridges in honor of civil rights icon John Lewis

On Thursday night, the #RiverLightsInTheRock will be honoring Representative John Lewis, who served more than three decades in Congress.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark — Thursday night, the #RiverLightsInTheRock will be honoring Representative John Lewis.

Rep. Lewis was a civil rights leader, human activist, and served more than three decades in Congress.

The civil rights icon died July 17 after serving the people of the Fifth District for 17 terms. The Georgia Democrat was 80 years old. 

Lewis was laid to rest in Atlanta on July 30 at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King, Jr. once preached.