Rep. John Lewis broke another barrier Monday when, in death, he became the first African American to lie in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol.
Lewis, who as a young man marched for full civil rights for black Americans with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and championed related causes as a member of Congress until his last public appearance in June, died of pancreatic cancer Friday in Atlanta. He was 80.
Lewis, a Democrat, had represented Georgia’s 5th Congressional District since 1987. Here are 13 more photographs capturing the return of Lewis’ body to his beloved Capitol building in Washington as part of six days of funeral proceedings.