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Life of Rep. John Lewis honored in Trojan Arena service

Mourners gathered Saturday at Troy University to pay respects to Pike County native Rep. John Lewis, who died July 17.

Mourners gathered Saturday at Troy University to pay respects to Pike County native Rep. John Lewis, who died July 17.

The “Boy from Troy” made one last visit home.

Hundreds of people – friends, family and the public – gathered Saturday at Trojan Arena to honor the life of civil rights icon and Pike County native Rep. John Lewis, who died July 17 at age 80.

Rather than a somber remembrance, the memorial service featured…

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Rep. John Lewis to lie in rest during memorial service Saturday at Troy University

Rep. John Lewis, shown here speaking at the 2018 Leadership Conference, will lie in rest during a memorial service on Saturday at Trojan Arena.

Rep. John Lewis, shown here speaking at the 2018 Leadership Conference, will lie in rest during a memorial service on Saturday at Trojan Arena.

Rep.John Lewis, a Pike County, Alabama, native who became a lifelong champion for justice, will lie in rest during a memorial service at Troy University on Saturday, July 25.

Lewis’s family will celebrate his life and legacy with a service inside Trojan Arena starting at 10 a.m. In accord with social distance guidelines, there will be a limited…

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Trail of Civil Rights history sites winds through Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum

The Rosa Parks Museum is one of 29 sites in Alabama to be included on the newly announced United States Civil Rights Trail.

The Rosa Parks Museum is one of 29 sites in Alabama to be included on the newly announced United States Civil Rights Trail.

Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum has landed a spot on a new national trail of notable sites of importance in the Civil Rights Movement.

Gov. Kay Ivey announced the partnership that has created the United States Civil Rights Trail on Monday, during the annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday at the Dexter Avenue…

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