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2009 Inaugural Theme: "A New Birth of Freedom"

Abraham Lincoln takes the Oath of Office for a second time in March 1865... The theme for the inauguration of America's 44th President will be "A New Birth of Freedom," in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Said Senator Dianne Feinstein, chairperson of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies: "At a time when our country faces major challenges at home and abroad, it is appropriate to revisit the words of President Lincoln, who strived to bring the nation together by appealing to 'the better angels of our nature'.
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Book Excerpt: Lincoln Confronts the Evil of Slavery

Ethnicity & Race / African American : The Root (4 years ago)

By: Eric Foner On March 4, 1865, Abraham Lincoln took the oath of office for the second time. The setting itself reflected how much had changed in the past four years. When Lincoln delivered his first inaugural address, the new Capi... Read Post

Obama’s Inaugural Theme - A New Birth of Freedom

Ethnicity & Race / African American : Chocolate City (6 years ago)

Inaugural swearing-in "A New Birth of Freedom," commemorates the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. The words come from the Gettysburg address, and express Lincoln’s hope that the sacrifice of those who died to preserve t... Read Post

Obama Inauguration Theme: "A New Birth Of Freedom"

News : Huffington Post (6 years ago)

Barack Obama will be sworn in as president just days before the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth, and his inauguration theme will reflect the timing: "A New Birth Of Freedom," a phrase from the Gettysburg Address. From L... Read Post

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