The Presidential Inaugural Committee has selected Mrs. Myrlie Evers-Williams and Rev. Louie Gigli to deliver the invocation and benediction, respectively, at the Inaugural swearing-in ceremony of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden later this month.
President Obama was involved in their selection, according to the committee.
"Vice President Biden and I are honored that Myrlie Evers-Williams and Rev. Louie Giglio will participate in the Inaugural ceremony,” President Obama said in a statement. “Their voices have inspired many people across this great nation within the faith community and beyond. Their careers reflect the ideals that the Vice President and I continue to pursue for all Americans – justice, equality, and opportunity.”