Ms. Shawnee Ball sings the National Anthem at Attorney General Lynch’s investiture ceremony.

Ms. Shawnee Ball sings the National Anthem at Attorney General Lynch’s investiture ceremony. Ms. Shawnee Ball sings the National Anthem at Attorney General Lynch’s investiture ceremony. Ms. Bell, an employee of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, remembers the moving sermons that Reverend Lorenzo Lynch delivered to her congregation when he was a guest speaker at her church in the 1960s. The laws of segregation did not permit African Americans to stay in motels, so her family hosted Rev. Lynch for that very warm week in September. Although she was just a little girl, she remembered the congregation’s responding with fervor to his sermons.

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