(Watch) John Lewis honored us all one final time Monday July 27, his powerful voice echoing in the halls of the Capitol as it brought all that heard it to a standstill. As the recording of Lewis ended, Nancy Pelosi, the House speaker, took her seat and the Rotunda erupted in applause. Then Pelosi rose to her feet again and everyone followed her lead. In a perfect circle, the guests stood and clapped the casket draped in the Stars and Stripes in the center of the room. Lewis, who grew up on a farm in rural Alabama in the Jim Crow south, became the first Black member of Congress to lie in state in the US Capitol rotunda, resting in a place previously used for Abraham Lincoln, John F Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and the supreme court justice Thurgood Marshall.