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    Atlanta Pastor, Evers’ Widow Named to Speak at Inauguration

    (CNN) — An Atlanta pastor and the widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers will deliver the invocation and benediction at President Barack Obama’s inauguration January 21, two inauguration officials confirmed to CNN Tuesday. The officials, who requested anonymity because the details were not yet public, said that Myrlie Evers-Williams, the widow of Megar Evers, was an example for the nation. “Following her husband’s murder she worked tirelessly not only for justice for his murder but for justice for the nation as well,” one source said. Louie Giglio, a pastor and the leader of the Passion Movement, was chosen because he’s a “powerful voice for ending human trafficking and global sex slavery” and due to his work in mobilizing young people for that effort, said one of the sources.