Maya Angelou Reads Her Poem “On the Pulse of Morning” (1993)

The footage above features Maya Angelou reciting her poem “On the Pulse of Morning” at President Bill Clinton’s Inauguration. It was recorded on January 20, 1993. You can read the text of the poem at The Poetry Foundation. Angelou’s reading permanently lives in our collection of 900+ Free Audio Books.

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