Day 88: TBT / Own the Moment – Maya Angelou (1993)

On January 20, 1993, Dr. Maya Angelou became just the second poet in history to present her work at a presidential inauguration. Her poem, “On the Pulse of the Morning,” offered a vision of peace and cooperation for the nation. The work significantly raised her public profile and eventually earned her a Grammy for best spoken word performance. Although nearly a quarter-century has passed, both the substance and emotion of her words are as powerful – and relevant – today as they were then.

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