Joseph Lowery, Rock Star

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THE PLANK JANUARY 20, 2009

Joseph Lowery, Rock Star

This is obviously Obama's day, but the moment I'll most remember from the Inauguration is Joseph Lowery slowly walking up to the dais--looking so old and bent that I worried he might not make it there--and then delivering a benediction that was lyrical, funny, and, by the sheer fact that he was delivering it, the most powerful symbol of just how far we as a country have come. Unbelievable.

--Jason Zengerle

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