Obama to use Lincoln, Martin Luther King's Bibles for second swearing-in

Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): US President President Barack Obama will take oath of office on two Bibles this time- one owned by Martin Luther King Jr and one by Abraham Lincoln.

Obama's ceremonial swearing in on the Capitol steps January 21 falls on MLK Day.

According to Politico, the King Bible was one that King used on the road for inspiration and preparing sermons and speeches, including during his time as a pastor in Montgomery, Alabama.

King's children said in a statement that their 'father would be deeply moved to see Obama taking the Oath of Office using his bible'.

They added that King's 'traveling bible' inspired him as he fought for freedom, justice and equality, and they hope it can be a source of strength for Obama as he begins his second term.

According to the report, in a private swearing-in at the White House on January 20, Obama will use the Robinson family Bible, a gift from the first lady's father to his mother in 1958.

She was the first African-American woman manager of a Moody Bible Institute's bookstore and used the Bible regularly. (ANI)


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