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Obama Inauguration Invocation to Be Delivered by Medgar Evers' Widow
Christian Post ^ | 01/09/2013 | Katherine Weber

Posted on 01/09/2013 2:13:57 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, will deliver the invocation at President Barack Obama's second public inauguration on Jan. 21, event organizers announced Tuesday.

Evers-Williams, 79, will reportedly be the first woman and non-clergy member to deliver one of the most public prayers in America's political history.

"I am humbled to have been asked to deliver the invocation for the 57th inauguration of the President of the United States -- especially in light of this historical time in America when we will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement," Evers-Williams said in a statement released by the Presidential Inauguration Committee.

"It is indeed an exhilarating experience to have the distinct honor of representing that era," she added.

President Obama will be officially sworn in to his second term in office on Jan. 20 in a private ceremony, and the public ceremony including the invocation and benediction will take place on Jan. 21, on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Evers-Williams' prayer will come at the beginning of the Jan. 21 inauguration ceremony, while evangelical pastor Louie Giglio, founder of the Passion movement, which teaches students about human trafficking, will deliver the benediction.

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1 posted on 01/09/2013 2:14:07 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 01/09/2013 2:19:25 PM PST by Nachum (Back on the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, Hugo Sanchez, Pot Pol, Fidel Castro, Hitler and Stalin are all dead so Teh Won settled for second string...


3 posted on 01/09/2013 2:19:51 PM PST by freedumb2003 (MOLON LABE)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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4 posted on 01/09/2013 2:20:21 PM PST by Nachum (Back on the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: SeekAndFind; null and void

Says Hussein will be sworn in privately Jan.20 and publicly Jan.21. So, like last time, we have a non-public swearing in where they will use his real name, his legal name, which might be Barry Soetoro and was not on any ballot or other election paperwork. Then there is the public swearing in for the Sheeple to consume. The usurpation continues.


5 posted on 01/09/2013 2:22:11 PM PST by TheConservativeParty
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To: Nachum

For those who don’t know:

Medgar Wiley Evers (July 2, 1925 – June 12, 1963) was an African-American civil rights activist from Mississippi involved in efforts to overturn segregation at the University of Mississippi. He became active in the civil rights movement after returning from overseas service in World War II and completing secondary education; he became a field secretary for the NAACP.

Evers was assassinated by Byron De La Beckwith, a member of the White Citizens’ Council. As a veteran, Evers was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. His murder and the resulting trials inspired civil rights protests, as well as numerous works of art, music, and film.


6 posted on 01/09/2013 2:23:29 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: TheConservativeParty

For those who don’t know:

Myrlie Evers-Williams (born March 17, 1933) is a civil rights activist and journalist who worked tirelessly to seek justice for the murder of her well-known civil rights activist husband Medgar Evers in 1963.

In addition, Myrlie Evers-Williams ran for the U.S. House of Representatives from California, actively participated in and became chairwoman of the NAACP, and published several books on topics related to civil rights and her husband’s legacy.


7 posted on 01/09/2013 2:24:42 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I won’t be watching the little dictators fiasco festivities ...... But am grateful for the ping as always .....:o)


8 posted on 01/09/2013 2:25:15 PM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: SeekAndFind

I do not have a problem with who is praying or that the person is a woman.......I have a problem with obama being sworn in and putting his finger again in the eye of the citizenry.


9 posted on 01/09/2013 2:33:57 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: SeekAndFind

And they said Roanald Reagan was an actor. This clown is always playing to the crowd.


10 posted on 01/09/2013 2:34:09 PM PST by Newbomb Turk (Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and politicians when they deserve it.)
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To: Squantos

Please excuse my interest level to be less than zero...


11 posted on 01/09/2013 2:34:27 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Nachum; WKB

This was featured on our local Jackson, Mississippi news last night.


12 posted on 01/09/2013 2:35:35 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: SeekAndFind

“...African-American civil rights activist...”

Was he born in Africa???

Jus wonderin’...


13 posted on 01/09/2013 2:39:27 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I will be ignoring these festivities in toto, just as I did in 2009. Everything about the Kenyan stinks in my nostrils and fortunately I’m not yet legally required to pay attention to him.


14 posted on 01/09/2013 2:41:46 PM PST by Argus
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To: SeekAndFind

Thanks for the info. I would have never known as I have no intention of watching.


15 posted on 01/09/2013 2:42:08 PM PST by matt04
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To: SeekAndFind

Will they mention that four years after Medgar Evers death, the man who murdered him would run as a Democrat for Lt. Governor of Mississippi? Will anyone point out that Medgar Evers older brother is a Republican?


16 posted on 01/09/2013 2:45:52 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: SeekAndFind
Thanks for the shout out about what to expect.

A marathon of bashing ole whitey.

17 posted on 01/09/2013 2:46:50 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Back from his white man’s vacation, he’s now putting on his black man’s guise.


18 posted on 01/09/2013 2:49:04 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: SeekAndFind

The racist Alinskyite usurper just never lets up.


19 posted on 01/09/2013 3:41:20 PM PST by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Race posturing by an impostor.
20 posted on 01/09/2013 3:58:45 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD
But, in Obama's continued quest to promote racial healing and bring the country together, they have invited one of Bull Connor's surviving kin also.

He will be in the cage for the dunking contest.

To promote healing, of course.

/sarc


21 posted on 01/09/2013 4:13:47 PM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: SeekAndFind

I won’t be watching as I have a sock drawer that needs rearranged.


22 posted on 01/09/2013 4:23:19 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: SeekAndFind; Revolting cat!

This is Obama’s third time being sworn in as president. Think he’ll flub it again?


23 posted on 01/10/2013 11:04:11 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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