January 28, 2009
Tired? Aching? But joyous beyond reason? It seems that Sam Fulwood III wasn't the only one suffering from a "Post-Inaugural Meltdown." The Root readers share their stories.
by Sam Fulwood III onJanuary 26, 2009
A week after President Obama’s inauguration, I’m still experiencing a joy—and painful exhaustion—that I’ve never felt before. How do we cope with this lingering post-inauguration meltdown?
by Kyle Dargan onJanuary 22, 2009
As honored attendees of Barack Obama during the inauguration ceremonies, a group of Tuskegee airmen watch history take flight.
by Henry Louis Gates Jr. onJanuary 21, 2009
Some say President Obama’s inaugural speech fell short of expectations. But even Lincoln’s best speeches were better in the reading than in the reciting. History may reveal it shifted expectations for us all.
by Dayo Olopade onJanuary 20, 2009
Progressive, yet traditional, aggressive, yet conciliatory. In a day of stirring symmetries, President Barack Obama began the first chapter of his four-year conversation with America.
by David Swerdlick onJanuary 20, 2009
Taking stock of a few items from the historic occasion.
by Veronica Chambers onJanuary 18, 2009
Black grapes. Black cod. Black bottom cupcakes. Sensing a theme here? If you're looking for the perfect inaugural dinner, look no further. This Obama-inspired menu is one for the history books.
by Jack White onJanuary 16, 2009
Barack Obama's inauguration ushers in a new administration and a renewed American spirit.
by Christopher Chambers onJanuary 16, 2009
Within the Capitol, the voices of black slaves and civil rights leaders past cannot be silenced. Best-selling author Christopher Chambers shows us how the African-American spirit lives on within the walls of this historic building, and leads us on the historic path to the Capitol steps that Obama will walk before taking his oath.
by Helena Andrews onJanuary 16, 2009
The planning started soon after Election Night. And now the hopes of young, single black men and women are pinned to inauguration week. The goal for the degreed and pedigreed: to find their very own Barack or Michelle.
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