Today, Civil Rights Icon Myrlie Evers-Williams Becomes the First Woman to Deliver a Presidential Inaugural Invocation

Today is Inauguration Day in America, when President Obama will be sworn in for his second term. It’s also, as chance would have it, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. So it’s a good time to get to know Myrlie Evers-Williams, a civil rights leader, former chairperson of the NAACP, and—as of today—the first woman to deliver a prayer at a presidential inauguration.

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