Rev. Wright attends Maya Angelou celebration

March 29, 2008 5:25:24 PM PDT
Barack Obama's controversial former pastor made a surprise appearance at an event to celebrate poet Maya Angelou's birthday.The Rev. Jeremiah Wright appeared Friday night at St. Sabina church on Chicago's South Side.

The Rev. Michael Pfleger said he invited Wright because he knew Wright was a fan of the poet.

Reverend Wright gave the benediction at the event but did not speak about Obama.

Senator Obama has condemned remarks from Reverend Wright that denounced America for allegedly racist and genocidal acts.