... benediction from civil rights icon Rev. Joseph Lowery. The latter welcomed us to Barack Obama's "post-racial" America, saying among other things:
"Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest, and in the joy of a new beginning, we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get in back, when brown can stick around, when yellow will be mellow, when the...
... general of Mexico.
...The Rev. Joseph Lowery, former head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, said the United States needs immigration reform rather than the "demeaning and dehumanizing of our brothers and sisters" from other countries. The SCLC is the Atlanta-based civil rights organization that Martin Luther King Jr. helped found in 1957 to fight segregation.