For which president's inauguration did Maya Angelou write "On the Pulse of Morning?"

  • Barack Obama
  • Bill Clinton correct

    Maya Angelou wrote this poem to celebrate President Bill Clinton's inauguration in 1993. She also read it aloud during the ceremony, shortly after he took the oath of office. Angelou, a Clinton supporter, sought to capture the entire arc of American history in her poem as a way to promote an optimistic view of the country's future and heal what she saw as a divided nation. Sources: The Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic.

  • George H.W. Bush
  • Ronald Reagan
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