This Day in Black History: Jan. 20, 1993

This Day in Black History: Jan. 20, 1993

Maya Angelou delivers the poem “On the Pulse of Morning” during the inauguration ceremony for President Bill Clinton.

Published January 20, 2012

Poet, actress and activist Dr. Maya Angelou recites her poem “On the Pulse of Morning” at the inauguration ceremony for President Bill Clinton in Washington, D.C. It would be the first time a poet read at an inaugural ceremony since Robert Frost at John F. Kennedy's inauguration in 1961. 


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Written by Britt Middleton

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