Myrlie Evers-Williams, the widow of slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers and the chairman emeritus of the NAACP, has been chosen to give the invocation at President Obama’s second inauguration. RNS photo courtesy J. Van Evers.
(RNS) Myrlie Evers-Williams, the widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers, will be the first laywoman to give an invocation at a presidential inauguration when she prays at President Obama’s swearing-in on Jan. 21. By Adelle M. Banks.