Just yesterday, Geogrians paid their respects to civil rights activist, C.T. Vivian.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, C.T. Vivian settled in Atlanta, Georgia in the ’70s.

He was laid to rest on Wednesday, July 23rd at the Georgia State Capitol Building.

Governor, Brian Kemp and received his family and escorted them to the rotunda. Vivian’s basket was covered with the Georgia state flag.

After laying in the state of Georgia for three hours, a horse-drawn open carriage was led through Atlanta from the Capitol to the crypt of Martin Luther King Jr. Both Vivian and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. worked closely in battle for racial justice. Vivian’s funeral will take place today, Thursday July 23rd at 11AM.

The private service will be held at Providence Missionary Baptist Church and streamed to the public.