On January 21st The ’47th Presidential Inauguration’ will take place. President Barack Obama will be sworn in for his second time using the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr bible.
Since the civil rights leader’s birthday is being observed the same day as all the Inauguration, President Obama will be sworn in with the special bible.
Dr. King’s children said in a statement, “We know our father would be deeply moved to see President Obama take the Oath of Office using his bible. 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. With the Inauguration less than two weeks away, we join Americans across the country in embracing this opportunity to celebrate how far we have come, honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. through service, and rededicate ourselves to the work ahead.”