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|Thousands at Lincoln Memorial celebrate coming inauguration|
WASHINGTON, D.C. â" President-elect Barack Obama welcomed the massive crowd that has begun turning out for his inauguration Tuesday with a seven-minute Sunday address that touched on the nation's challenges and urged people to solve them.
| Looking back on history - Rights activists reflect on events, people who made win possible |
On whose shoulders does Barack Obama stand? The president-elect stands on the shoulders of public figures as diverse as the complex, idealistic, impassioned and contradictory nation itself, said several Lowcountry residents who each contributed their portion to make the country a better place.'Controlled chaos' takes over D.C.
WASHINGTON â" Packed subway cars. Crowded sidewalks. Long lines and short tempers.Dream for all of us
WASHINGTON â" I, too, have a dream. I dream that some day we'll have to be reminded that racism once cleaved our souls and made us wary of one another. That wars were fought, blood was spilled and lives were lost along the way.Odes to Obama: A poem or two for the new president
Poets don't typically write to order. You can't just call them up and ask them for a poem. Not even for an inauguration. But The Associated Press did ask. And they did write.
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