The History of African-Americans in Presidential Inaugurations

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  • 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
  • 1969 – Richard M. Nixon’s First Inauguration

1993 – Bill Clinton’s First Inauguration

Maya Angelou, the renowned author and poet, recited  original work “On the Pulse of Morning.” It would become one of her most famous poems. She was the first poet to make an inaugural recitation since Robert Frost at John F. Kennedy’s inauguration in 1961.

(Photo: Brad Markel/Liaison)

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