Benediction

Joseph Lowery Steals Show

Putting a memorable end to a memorable ceremony, the Rev. Joseph Lowery thanked God for letting Obama's message of "Yes, we can" inspire the nation. Lowery, 87, founded the Southern Christian Leadership Council, worked with Martin Luther King, organized the Montgomery bus boycott and participated in the Selma march. In his benediction, Lowery prayed for an end to "exploitation" and "favoritism toward the rich."