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Did you know that Maya Angelou is the first African American and first female inaugural poet to speak at a presidential inauguration? At the request of former president Bill Clinton, she wrote a poem called “On the Pulse of Morning” which she recited on June 20, 1993 at President Clinton’s inauguration. This is the second time a poet has spoke at an inauguration. The first was Robert Frost in 1961.

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  1. D'aller Naturel
    May 30, 2014 @ 03:51:14

    Wow. That’s really something! Not a single poet since Robert Frost, huh? She had so many accomplishments in life and so many firsts…what a wonderful human being.

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    • sporterhall
      May 30, 2014 @ 04:10:30

      That’s correct. Maya Angelou and Robert Frost were the only poets. What an honor, and one of many for her. She was and is an extraordinary human being. She will be missed abundantly. Thank you for commenting. I welcome and enjoy the feedback!

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  2. Nomzi Kumalo
    May 12, 2015 @ 10:45:59

    I did not know that. She is so inspiring. 🙂

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