Aired: January 22, 2009

“I do solemnly swear”

More than one million people are expected to descend on Washington, DC for Barack Obama’s inauguration on January 20th.  Political Scientists Carol Pretlow and Rudolph Wilson (Norfolk State University) say that, of all the groups watching to see what the president elect will do once he takes office, the African American community has a unique set of expectations. Also:  Presidential historian Sidney Milkis (University of Virginia) shares historical speeches from presidential inaugurations and tells us what to listen for in Barack Obama’s inaugural address.

Weigh in: What did you hear in Barack Obama’s inauguration speech? Leave a comment below!


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