Maya Angelou was the first African-American to write a poem for a presidential inauguration.
She delivered her poem at President Clinton’s ceremony in 1993.
On Monday it was the turn of Richard Blanco, the first openly gay poet and the first Cuban-American to receive the honor.
The World’s Alex Gallafent has this report.
A photo gallery of “my life in photos,” if anyone wants to have a look. fb.me/2zg2L4kOe
— Richard Blanco (@rblancopoet) January 17, 2013
— Monica Campbell (@monica_campbell) January 21, 2013