Alcorn’s Myrlie Evers to speak at Obama inauguration

Alcorn’s Myrlie Evers has accepted President Barack Obama’s invitation to deliver the invocation at his public inauguration on January 21. Evers, a champion for civil rights and the wife of civil rights martyr Medgar Wiley Evers ’52, is the first layperson chosen to deliver such a prominent prayer.

Evers was formally introduced to the Alcorn faculty at the 2011 Founders Day Convocation as the Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence.

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