As thousands pack the streets of Washington D.C. to watch the second inauguration of President Barack Obama in Washington D.C., here in South Florida there will be a special watch party at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.
Inaugural Poet, Richard Blanco, read his poem “One Today” at the ceremonial swearing-in ceremony of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
Former Miami resident Richard Blanco has had his voice heard at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration as he became the first Hispanic inaugural poet. He is also the first openly gay one to read a verse at the occasion and at the age of 44, he is also the youngest.
The countdown is on to President Barack Obama’s inauguration. We explain how you can share in the historic event in a memorable way right here in South Florida. 8177795
In roughly two weeks, Richard Blanco will read a poem before millions worldwide at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration. When he does, he will be making history three times over: as the youngest poet, who is openly gay, and a Cuban-American.