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Widow of Medgar Evers To Deliver Invocation at Obama Inauguration

Merlie Evers-Williams, the widow of civil rights leader Medgar Evers, will deliver the invocation at this year’s inauguration:

President Obama has picked Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of slain civil rights icon Medgar Evers, to deliver the invocation at his public swearing-in later this month. It is believed to be the first time a woman, and a layperson rather than a clergy member, has been chosen to deliver what may be America’s most prominent public prayer.

Read more at The Washington Post.

Evers was murdered in front of his Jackson, Mississippi, home in 1963.

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