Rev. Lowery Inauguration Benediction

2009 January 20
by Donna Thompson Ray

“…Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest, and in the joy of a new beginning, we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get back, when brown can stick around — when yellow will be mellow — when the red man can get ahead, man — and when white will embrace what is right.      

Let all those who do justice and love mercy say amen.”


Selma-to-Montgomery March for Voting Rights in 1965 (Photo credit: James Karales)

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2009 January 23
andrea permalink

For me, he was the best speaker at the Inauguration.

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