Lowery visits St. Sabina after inauguration

January 25, 2009 4:38:54 PM PST
Civil rights icon Rev. Joseph Lowery spent the weekend in Chicago following President Obama's inauguration.Lowery was the guest speaker Sunday at the worship service at Saint Sabina church. He attended the church's Martin Luther King celebration and told the congregation that electing an African-American president was a step in the right direction. But, he said, Dr. King's dream has not yet been fully achieved.

"I talked about black getting back. That was a verse of hope. That one day black would not be asked to get back. Brown could stick around. Yellow would be mellow and white would do what's right. Ain't come yet!" Lowery said.

On inauguration day, Lowery made quite an impression when he expressed a similar sentiment while giving the benediction to the historic ceremony.


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