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For many black women, Rev. Jasper Williams Jr's Aretha Franklin eulogy reopened wounds and sternly reminded them that black churches remain male-dominated institutions.
The preacher apologized in an interview with The Associated Press at the cemetery where Franklin was interred late Friday.
Several speakers used the moment to continue to demand respect for black America as Aretha Franklin was remembered at her funeral Friday.
Some accused Madonna, in her spiky silver headpiece, heavy necklaces and beaded bracelets. Far more accused her of making the show's only tribute to Franklin all about herself.
Aretha Franklin was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. In 2010, Rolling Stone magazine put her at the top of its list of the 100 greatest singers of all time.