The History of African-Americans in Presidential Inaugurations

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  • 1961 – John F. Kennedy’s Inauguration
  • 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

1973 – Richard M. Nixon’s Second Inauguration

Rev. E.V. Hill, the pastor of the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, delivered the invocation. Hill was a conservative religious leader who was a powerful figure in one of the nation’s largest African-American denominations.

(Photo: Courtesy Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum)

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