Wilberforce grad to give benediction in Biden’s inauguration
Rev. Silvester Beaman, a Wilberforce University graduate and member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., was asked to deliver the benediction during President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration earlier in January. Photo courtesy of Wilberforce University.
A graduate from Wilberforce University will deliver the benediction during President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20.
Rev. Silvester Beaman has been a pastor at Bethel AME Church in Wilmington, Delaware, for more than 25 years. The Niagara Falls, New York, native is a confidant of and spiritual adviser to the family and was good friends with Biden’s deceased son Beau.