Congress votes to name post office after Alabama civil rights icon
A bill to name Atlanta's main post office after the late U.S. Congressman John Lewis is close to becoming law. The measure passed the U.S. Senate unanimously this week. President Joe Biden must sign it to make the measure official. The facility is south of downtown Atlanta near the airport. Lewis was best known for leading protesters in the 1965 Bloody Sunday march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Lewis was knocked to the ground and beaten by state troopers. Lewis died in 2020 at age 80 after announcing he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He represented Georgia's fifth Congressional District, centered in Atlanta, from 1987 until his death.