In a historic moment before a jubilant crowd estimated to surpass one million people, Barack Obama became the 44th president and the first black president of the United States Tuesday.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
They came by the hundreds of thousands, streaming through the pre-dawn streets of Washington, D.C., toward the National Mall to witness the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States.
Analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks and historians offer their views on President Barack Obama's landmark inauguration and his promise for a new era of responsibility.
Following is the text of President Barack Obama's inaugural address, as prepared for delivery and distributed by the Presidential Inaugural Committee.
Barack Obama's inauguration marks a turning point for the civil rights movement. Experts mull the event's significance and how it may shift the conversation over race in America.
Organizers are bracing for the record crowds converging on Washington for Inauguration Day. Judy Woodruff gives an update on the last-minute preparations, the transportation outlook and the city's security plans.
By Arts Desk
Just about every night at a football field in Northwest, Howard University's marching band has been spending hours rehearsing around the track, preparing for its biggest event ever: Tuesday's inauguration parade.
Jesse J. Holland, author of "Black Men Built the Capitol: Discovering African American History in and around Washington, D.C." reflects on the poignancy of Barack Obama's inauguration in a city that was built partially by slaves.
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks look ahead to Inauguration Day, discuss Barack Obama's dinner with conservative columnists and analyze President Bush's attempts to shape a legacy.
'The People's Inaugural Project,' a faith-based charity program founded by Earl Stafford, will bring 400 disadvantaged people to Washington D.C. for Inauguration Day to stay in a hotel and participate in meals, balls, and parties. Mr. Stafford discusses the $1.5…
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