CLEVELAND (AP) - President-elect Barack Obama and talk show host
Oprah Winfrey have helped honor an Ohio minister who fought for
civil rights alongside Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Winfrey attended a retirement dinner in Cleveland on Sunday for 73-year-old Rev. Otis Moss Jr. He's stepping down after 33 years as
pastor of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church.
The event also drew Rev. Jesse Jackson, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and former Ohio congressman Louis Stokes. Stokes read a
congratulatory letter from Obama.
Moss's son is pastor at Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ, where Obama worshipped. Rev. Otis Moss III replaced Obama's
former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright.