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Bounce to air Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Memorial Service on 7/30 at 11 a.m.

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Bounce will broadcast live the farewell memorial service for Rep. John Lewis tomorrow, Thursday, July 30, starting at 11:00 a.m. (ET). The funeral will also be live-streamed at BounceTV.com. Link to preview here.

 

The final service for the Civil Rights Icon before his interment will take place at the Ebenezer Baptist Church - once led by the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. - in Atlanta, the city which Lewis honorably represented for decades as a member of the House of Representatives. Lewis passed away on July 17 at the age of 80.

 

Leading into the funeral service, Bounce will present Celebrating Atlanta's Freedom Fighters: Fathers of the Movement (10:00 a.m. ET). Bounce is partnering with its' Atlanta affiliate WSB-TV for this one-hour special which honors the lives and accomplishments of Representative Lewis, Joseph Lowery, and C.T. Vivian. 

 

Bounce (@bouncetv) is the first and only multi-platform entertainment network targeting African Americans, with programming seen over-the-air, on cable, on DISH channel 359, over-the-top on Roku®, on mobile devices via the Bounce and Brown Sugar apps and on the web via BounceTV.com. Bounce features a programming mix of original series and movies, off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and events, and more. Bounce is part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).

Ray Cornelius is one of Atlanta’s newest entertainment writers and media personalities. His arts and entertainment website, www.raycornelius.com spotlights the latest in “positive” African-American celebrity news and was established in 2012. Since that time Cornelius has covered a myriad of red carpet premieres, award shows and Atlanta-based films including Tyler Perry’s Temptation, The BronzeLens Film Festival, The Trumpet Awards, and The Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards just to name a few. He has also interviewed a who’s who list of today’s top singers, actors and reality stars. With nearly 20 years of media experience, Cornelius has also worked as an associate producer for the Emmy-winning public affairs program, ATL Insider and with such award shows as The Soul Train Awards, The Trumpet Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards.