Watch live: Barack Obama to give the eulogy as former presidents attend the funeral of John Lewis

Barack Obama to give the eulogy as former presidents attend the funeral of congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis.

The US congressman was one of the Big Six who organised the march over the Edmund Pettus Bridge to demand civil rights in the 1960s, and a long-time member of the US House of Representatives.

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In This Story: Barack Obama

Barack Obama is an American politician and attorney who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, Obama was the first African-American president of the United States. He previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004.

Obama left office in January 2017 and continues to reside in Washington, D.C.

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