Looking at History
African American Troops Marching at Lincoln’s 1865 Inauguration
Abraham Lincoln’s second inauguration marked the first time that African Americans officially participated in the ceremonies, with African American soldiers taking part in the march.
Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Washington, District of Columbia. Crowd at President Abraham Lincoln’s second inauguration

Looking at History

African American Troops Marching at Lincoln’s 1865 Inauguration

Abraham Lincoln’s second inauguration marked the first time that African Americans officially participated in the ceremonies, with African American soldiers taking part in the march.

Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Washington, District of Columbia. Crowd at President Abraham Lincoln’s second inauguration