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January 20th, 2009

Email This Blog Post Email This Blog Post Filed under: New Village Commons— Lynne Elizabeth @ 8:08 pm

Reverend Joseph Lowery

Photo of Reverend Joseph Lowery by Pouya Dianat, staff photographer at the Atlanta Constitution.

It’s been a day of jubilation, and, as many head off to inaugural parties, local celebrations, and some to fancy balls, I want to share my own gratitude for the closing words of today’s presidential swearing-in ceremony—the benediction offered by the Reverend Joseph E. Lowery.

Reverend Lowery is recognized by the NAACP as “dean of the civil rights movement” and has a lifetime of speaking truth to power. His prayer was a fitting blessing for today’s momentous occasion and the inspiration and wisdom the nation needs. (more…)


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