Myrlie Evers-Williams makes history at Obama’s second inauguration

First woman, first layperson to deliver invocation

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa


Mississippi’s own Myrlie Evers-Williams, 79, widow of slain Mississippi civil rights leader Medgar Evers was the first woman and first layperson to give the invocation at a presidential inauguration. She did so on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 at the request of President Obama’s inauguration planning committee….. […]