Joseph Lowery to deliver inaugural benediction

There are actually two preachers speaking at the Inauguration, though you might not know it. One is Rick Warren, which everyone knows. The other is Joseph Lowery, a Methodist preacher who was a leader in the civil rights movement, who will be giving the benediction at the inauguration. He’s known as a progressive voice that, as Ben Smith of Politico notes, serves in combination with Rick Warren to provide a look at the kind of political coalition that Barack would like to put together, with people from both sides.

Here’s a video of Lowery in action, delivering the eulogy at Coretta Scott King’s funeral in rhyming verse. You’ve got to see it to appreciate it.

Justin

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One thought on “Joseph Lowery to deliver inaugural benediction

  • 2 January, 2009 at 7:04 pm
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    well…of course no one is going to pay attention to that – it does not raise as much controversy!! 😉

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