Tour of Echoes

On January 20, 2009, Barack Obama takes an inaugural path paved by generations of African Americans before him. From the black men who built the Capitol to the black British military recruits who refused to burn it down the Old Senate Chamber, listen to the echoes of a long-ignored history.

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From the slaves who built the Capitol to King's dream and the Million Man March, watch as Henry Louis Gates Jr. recalls the myriad voices ringing out from history along Barack Obama's inaugural path.

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