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Inauguration Day of Barack Obama - Saturday, January 17, 2009 - What Were the Events


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Former US senator Barack Obama won the vote of the people to become the President of the United States last year, November 4, 2008. He will be swearing into office on his Inauguration day on the 20th of January and will formally become the nation's 44th President and the first ever African-American to sit on the high office. Obama's Inauguration is a series of events which started off from the Inauguration Obama Saturday, January 17th event.

As part of the Presidential Inauguration 2009 events, President and Vice President - Elects Obama and Biden, together with their families, rode on a train headed to Washington, DC. Along the way, they stopped in Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore on the same day. During the said tour, many citizens from different walks of life and representing a vast diversity of lifestyles and life stories joined them. Obama and Biden's initiative for national service begun with a canned food drive held at the Wilmington and Baltimore events. All attendees brought canned foods which were delivered to local food banks. The event happened at the back of Wilmington Train Station and the War Memorial Plaza in Baltimore. Both events were open to the public. Aside from the canned foods events, the following series of schedules were met:

1. People's Inaugural Ball and a politics and poetry brunch hosted by the National Congress of Black Women

2. People's Inaugural Ball and Gala Women's Leadership Luncheon

3. A concert hosted by the Washington Performance Arts Society featuring Sweet Honey in the Rock at United Christian Church

4. J Star Productions hosted “Honoring Our President Elect" or HOPE Youth Ball at Trinity University

5. "The Rebirth of the Cocktail Lounge" was hosted by the national Congress of Black Women

6. Wine tasting, fashion show, and dancing featured at the People's Inaugural Gala Celebration at Grand Hyatt

7. BET Honors at the Warner Theater was hosted by BET Networks The Inauguration Obama Saturday or first day of President-Elect Barack Obama in Washington, DC was said to be a fulfilling event and a good start for the event as a whole.

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