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President Obama to Use Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Lincoln’s Bibles for Inaugural Ceremony


(AllHipHop News) When President Obama is ceremonially sworn into office tomorrow (January 21) in Washington D.C., he will use two bibles.

One bible is the bible that Martin Luther King Jr. owned and traveled with, and the other bible will be a bible owned by 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, which was used during his first inaugural ceremony.

Dr. King’s Bible is the same Bible used when Dr. King gave his first sermon at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in 1950.

It is also the same traveling Bible that Dr. King actually used just before he was assassinated in 1968.

Tomorrow when he is sworn into office, Obama will face the Lincoln Memorial where Dr. King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech 50 years ago.

“We know our father would be deeply moved to see President Obama take the oath of office using his Bible,” King’s children said in a statement provided by the inaugural committee. “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.”

The theme of this year’s inauguration is “Our People, Our Future,” and it is believed that as many as 800,000 people will be on hand for the celebration that will ceremoniously swear Obama into office.

Earlier today, Obama was officially sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts, in a small ceremony in the Blue room of the White House using Michelle Obama’s family Bible.

Based on the Constitution’s 20th amendment, Obama’s first term officially ended at noon Sunday and his second begins subsequently there after.

“Two figures that I admire probably more than anyone in American history are Dr. King and President Lincoln. So for me to have the opportunity to be sworn in using the Blbles of these two men that I admire so deeply on the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the ‘March on Washington’ is I think fitting because their actions and I think the movements that they represent are the only reason its possible for me to inaugurated,” Obama explained in an official inaugural video preview.

Rappers from across the industry have weighed in on the historical significance of the inaugural ceremony and its activities as well.

“Obama got inauguration weekend feeling like All Star weekend, DC is turnt up!” Talib Kweli said via Twitter.

“”No matter what you want to do in your future, you have to WORK for it, train for it & learn for it” Barack Obama #letswin!” and inspired CTE’s Tone Trump said via Twitter.

“Good Sunday Morning To One And All.Special Shout Out, All The Folks In DC To Witness President Obama Putting Hand On Bibles Of Lincoln/King,” Spike Lee said.

Watch Obama below explaining the significance of this years inauguration:

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  • I hope they nix the idea of having him leave the inauguration in JFK’s convertible.

    • Sean Taylor

      Can he drink Washington’s moonshine?

    • Terrance Goodman

      Lmfao

  • Chris

    Word??

    • Sean Taylor

      Yes, word.

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        intelligent thug – MLK a pucci? – when he went on the attack! – your own words prove you can never be part of a MAN as King – when you claim you will “defend” yourself – that’s sitting back, and major pucci compared to going out in the streets, courts, facing armies of enemies, politicians, even World leaders, like King did, that’s Big Time Bravery – you woundn’t attempt that – your second proven word wrong – is claiming yourself “thug” meaning you don’t have the courage to sit down at a roundtable full of diversifed leaders – never try to step to King – your nothing compared to him, and impressed no one.

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        intelligent thug – Writing a Speech and saying it at the Washington Monument is just one thing in every step of MLK’s life that he done that you would never attempt to do – the pucci, and mislead person is you.

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        intelligent thug – you exactly what our eniemies want – an insider to try to rot the pride of our accomplishments – and replace with jail as a honor.

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        EXCUSE ME – MY THEE COMMENTS POSTED BEFORE THIS – ARE NOT TO INTELLIGENT THUG —- IT’S TO THUGLIFEFUKTHEPOLICE COMMENTER.

      • thuglifefukdapolice

        king was a pucci malcom x made sense and i’m not a muslim let me ask you a question If you are black I bet you still have a slave name

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        I made a mistake and wrote my up-coming comments to intellegent thug, my bad thug – my next 3 comments are to thuglifefukthepolice. – (so replace those names when reading)

      • Terrance Goodman

        It’s cool

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        better to be an intelligent thug – than a fu#k the po-po thug. lol

  • Obama is using the accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr to make himself look good. SMH. I hate politics.

    • Sean Taylor

      Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep

    • Maitreya One

      wow u right smh

  • Mr B

    “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.”
    Those people really don’t know Obama do they?

  • thuglifefukdapolice

    fuk dr king he was a puccy and i’m black i’m down for equality and everything but nonviolent is the dumbest shyt black ppl could do now i’m down with malcom x and black panthers for self defense king was a house nicca who is the most pucciest black person ever however he also had a plan and he still fought for what he believed r.i.p king i still respectyour movement even tho you was a puccy

    • Terrance Goodman

      I agree brother Malcolm was about arming ones self , Martian was a mild
      Brother but in this world we so need both sides. I side more with Malcolm

    • PorchBoySlim

      you might wanna look into the “poor peoples campaign” MLK wasnt as non violent as they try to portray

      • thuglifefukdapolice

        fool i read everything about mlk i even been to his museum in dc and atlanta and his old church king was a hoe even x called him a house nicca itrs on youtube alot of king and malcom x and the black panthers speeches

      • Actually, King was the perfect compliment to Malcolm, & Non Violence, exposed the wicked, in the history book.

        When you see the cops putting dogs & water hoses on the protesters who do you think is more of a sucka? The peaceful protestor wanting human rights & being attacked for it…or the devil attacking them?

        #IJS

      • thuglifefukdapolice

        white ppl are suckas we know that without guns they would still be in europe and still that shyt king pulled never worked the problem started to change when ppl finally woke up after he got killed and blacks started rioting bottom line is nobody is going to mess with you if they know you are gonna put up a good fight they will respect and they dont respect us and king didnt start nothing medgar evars started it and he wasnt non violent he just wanted change

      • Different ways to deal with the wall, climb it, dig under it, go around it, knock the mudda chucka down.

        King did one, X another, Panthers yet another, while others were teachers, philosophers, etc.

        Not every body loads up the clip.

      • thuglifefukdapolice

        man you dont realize it because u live in the usa but war is apart of life you have to kill or you will die if you lived in any other country across that water shyt is real

      • thuglifefukdapolice

        i feel you tho but it was dumb had king had some balls blacks would prolly be ok religion got black ppl head f’d up real talk and i’m a christian but whats there is a difference between survival and religion how can I say Love thy neighbor when he wants to kill me how can you have your enemy as a friend

      • Mercy is the key, the same hand that can give bread to a hungry enemy, only needs three pounds of pressure for a trigger finger.

      • thuglifefukdapolice

        yeah I agree i like that

    • Q.

      Whoa! Dr. King deserves more respect than that, dude. A puzzy wouldn’t stand on a balcony knowing a bullet could come at any given moment. Dr. King KNEW his days were numbered, meaning his wife would be without a husband, his kids without a father. To know that and keep moving forward with his work took great courage. He chose non-violence as a strategy, but that don’t mean he was weak, whether you agree with it or not. Re-think your position.

      • thuglifefukdapolice

        a puzzy would say if i get smacked i’m not going to do nothing back

      • Q.

        “He chose non-violence as a strategy” <– Re-read.
        You're trying to oversimplify Dr. King's legacy. Don't do that.

      • thuglifefukdapolice

        non violence was dumb and thats a fact fear is stronger than love and thats a fact the slaves in haiti got free damn near 80 years before the usa banned slavery.the difference in hait is they fought and killed and rebelled and broke their chains. whites never even went back now war is apart of life it always will be and you have to fight to get a point across but being puccy gets you no where shyt mohammed ali means more to me than dr king i respect king but he was a puccy

      • Q.

        LOL Bro, you’re all over the place. You have the right to your opinion, but your “facts” are WRONG:

        A) Have you studied the history of the many slave rebellions that took place in the U.S. and throughout the Americas (besides Haiti)? Nobody laid down and took slavery with a smile.

        B) “War will always be a part of life” I beg to differ (unless you can see into the future)…There was a time before war, there will be a time after. Look beyond recent history.

        C) “Non-violence is dumb.” That’s equivalent to saying “Peace is dumb.” Is peace dumb?

        D) “Fear is stronger than Love” Sorry, that’s completely WRONG. LOVE is the highest power in existence, the Creative Force. Fear is the weakness of Will, the lack of Light/Understanding…so how can fear be stronger than Love?

        You call Dr. King a “puccy” then say you respect him in the same breath…Why would you respect a puccy? That makes no sense.

      • thuglifefukdapolice

        you know something you alright but I dont think you get my picture when I say haiti broke the chains african slaves went with the thaino indians and they fought together and went to war with the whites and then the whites left the country and thats how they got free they broke the chains there were slave revolts in the usa too. abraham lincoln freed the slaves in the united states its called the emancipation of proclamation u feel me blacks in haiti killed to get free dont get me wrong harriet tubman help alot of slaves escape too with just a shot gun but as far as king I agree with the being treated equal and love thy brother I’m with that but i’m not with non violence thats puccy inow king still stood up and fought for what he believe in and he died for it soi have no choice to respect it but he was a puccy chump

      • thuglifefukdapolice

        nicca haiti didnt just have slave revolts they killed the whites and over threw them from the country they freed themselves in 1804 learn ur history they broke the chains for good with no abraham lincoln nobody told them they was free they made it that way you dont seem to get the picture and yeah there was slave revolts all over you got nat turner and slaves in central and south america who revolted duh i said i respect king but he was a puccy meaning even tho he was a puccy i agree on equality and justice but disagree with non violent so get ur mind right b4 u speak chump

      • Q.

        Um, late&simplenIgga,

        When did I deny Haiti’s history, HUH? Kill white folk? Dufus, Black ppl did the same thing in the U.S.!…Huh? Do you know what a MOOR is?…HUH? Don’t play yourself!

        Let me re-phrase the question so you can understand:

        HOW CAN U RESPECT A SO-CALLED PUCCY, NlGGA? A PUCCY ISN’T RESPECTABLE. U CONTRADICTING YOSELF!

        And you responded to the wrong comment, simp. Why you tryin’ to talk reckless on the internet…are you 15, n!gga? You swinging in the wrong direction! Respect the pedigree and type like you got some damn sense, young blood.

      • Maitreya One

        word rightly said

    • johnblacksad

      i’m not knocking Malcolm’s strategy but Dr King’s is far too superior for you to be sitting here and talking dumb sh!t out yo azz… on some fuk Dr King for real?! do we need any more proof of your stupidity?

      Normally i’d go in on you no homo but i’m too tired right now… maybe one day you’ll understand the power of non-violence, maybe one day you’ll realize that the force that ‘absorbs’ is infinitely superior to the force that ‘spews’… it’s on you tho, i ain’t helpin you much more, figure it out yourself or remain forever dumb!

      It’s n!ggaz like you that killed the same Malcolm you supposedly ride for… jus sayin

      • thuglifefukdapolice

        i agree with what king was fighting for civil rights but the problem was blacks had no human rights and I never killed x I’m 25 yrs old bytch nicca and nonviolence leads to nothing it wasnt until king diedblack ppl started rioting then they started to fear us and dc had the worst riots 125 cities there were riots when king died thats what change fighting the bottom line is this you have to fight even kill to gain respect in war there is no way around it king was a smart man but he was a puccy and thats real.malcom and the black panthers im with them

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  • Terrance Goodman

    I suppose but even in Illinois he was not really afforded the opportunity
    To do any real change . Even now as president he has not addressed his home
    State as far as action. No diss at all. I voted for him no doubt lesser of 2 evils
    But far as trust goes…… Well they all eat thousand dollar plates

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  • PL

    Make sure y’all take plenty of water to work tomorrow…there’s gonna be a whole lotta salty crackers…

  • johnblacksad

    “raw imma give it to ya, with no trivia
    raw like cocaine straight from bolivia
    my hip hop will rock and shock the nation
    like the emancipation proclamation!”

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    Rappers tweeting mature shit and then embarrassing themselves on the mic. FOH!

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