The History of African-Americans in Presidential Inaugurations

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  • 1969 – Richard M. Nixon’s First Inauguration
  • 1973 – Richard M. Nixon’s Second Inauguration
  • 1977 – Jimmy Carter’s Inauguration
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  • 1997 – Bill Clinton’s Second Inauguration
  • 2001 – George W. Bush’s First Inauguration
  • 2005 – George W. Bush’s Second Inauguration
  • 2009. Barack Obama’s First Inauguration
  • 1865 - Abraham Lincoln's Inauguration
  • 1957 – Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Second Inauguration
  • 1961 – John F. Kennedy’s Inauguration

1977 – Jimmy Carter’s Inauguration

A group of singers from Atlanta University, Clark College, Morehouse College, Morris Brown College and Spelman College performed the Battle Hymn of the Republic under the direction of Wendell P. Whalum, the celebrated choral director.

(Photo: Library of Congress)

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