DETROIT (AP) — The funeral for John Conyers, who served more than 50 years in Congress, will be held Monday at Greater Grace Temple.
The public will get a chance to show their respect for Conyers on Saturday and Sunday at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Theaters & Politics
On Sunday at age 90, Conyers died two years after resigning from the U.S. House.
Conyers’ wife, Monica, says she anticipates that former President Bill Clinton will attend, along with elected officials.READ MORE: CDC: New Listeria Outbreak Tied To 23 Illnesses, 1 Death
On Twitter, Clinton called Conyers a “champion for justice & equality.”
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