Obama to Use Historic MLK Bible During Swearing In Ceremony
The president will also use the bible from Abraham Lincoln’s 1861 swearing ceremony.
President Barack Obama will take the oath of office on January 21 for a second time, using historic bibles belonging to former President Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. The bibles were chosen to honor the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
The MLK bible chosen for the swearing ceremony was King’s “traveling bible” he used on the road. “His ‘traveling bible’ inspired him as he fought for freedom, justice and equality, and we hope it can be a source of strength for the President as he begins his second term,” King’s children said in a statement released by the Presidential Inaugural Committee. President Obama will take the oath twice this year because his second term falls on a Sunday. (NY Daily News)