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….. […]


Reena Evers-Everette to speak at MLK event – Jan. 18

The Mississippi Link Newswire

The Margaret Walker Center is pleased to announce that Reena Evers-Everette will be the keynote speaker for the 44th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday Convocation at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, in the Rose Embly McCoy Auditorium on the JSU campus. The MLK Convocation is free and open to the public.

Evers-Everette is the daughter of civil rights activists Medgar and Myrlie Evers…. […]