Former NAACP Chairman Myrlie Evers-Williams speaks onstage during the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NAACP) None:
Wed, Jan 9, 2013 3:01 PM EST

The widow of slain Civil Rights organizer Medgar Evers will deliver the invocation at President Obama's inauguration. Myrlie Evers-Williams is believed to be the first woman, and layperson other than clergy, to deliver the prayer that precedes the ceremonial oath of office, [according to The Washington Post.]( The president's inaugural planners also [announced Cuban-American Richard Blanco will be the 2013 inaugural poet. ]( The inaugural ceremony will take place on Jan. 21, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.