John Lewis Funeral.Obama Clinton GW Bush.Ebenezer Bapt Atl Alyssa Pointer AJ-C

Three former U.S. presidents spoke yesterday at the funeral of Congressman John Lewis at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta: Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and, above, Barack Obama. Ebenezer Baptist was Martin Luther King Jr.’s pulpit until his assassination in 1968. Rep. Lewis was the last living speaker of the 1963 March on Washington, where Dr. King gave his immortal “I Have a Dream” speech; two years later Lewis and hundreds of peaceful demonstrators were beaten to a pulp for demanding voting rights in Alabama. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

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