On January Maya Angelou read her poem, “On the Pulse of the Morning,” at President Bill Clinton’s inauguration. She was the first poet to read at the presidential inauguration since Robert Frost did so for John F.
Martin Luther King, Jr 15 January 1929 - 4 April 1968 American clergyman, activist and lead of the civil rights movement. King was a strong proponent of nonviolent resistance/protest. He was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.