The History of African-Americans in Presidential Inaugurations

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  • 1865 - Abraham Lincoln's Inauguration
  • 1957 – Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Second Inauguration
  • 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

1961 – John F. Kennedy’s Inauguration

Once again, Marian Anderson was a featured singer for a presidential inauguration. She was also the first Black singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

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