WOSU News Archives For: January 20, 2009

Helen O’Neal-McCray: Civil Rights Worker

12:00AM
January
20, 2009

Growing up in the Mississippi Delta in the 1950s Helen O’Neal-McCray saw discrimination all around her. By the time she was a student at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi she was ready to become involved in the Civil Rights struggle.

Central Ohioans Celebrate President Barack Obama’s Inauguration

Bishop Watterson students watch Barack Obama take the inaugural stage to become the nation's first African-American president.
12:00AM
January 20, 2009

In workplaces, schools and at homes, Central Ohioans stopped what they were doing to witness history. WOSU reporters watched the inauguration with three groups of people. WOSU’s Sam Hendren leads off our coverage. He watched the ceremony at the Martin Luther King Center on Columbus’ Mount Vernon Avenue.

Columbus Joins Nation For Inaugural Watch.

12:00AM
January
20, 2009

Columbus today , with the rest of the nation, will mark the inauguration of Barack Obama with luncheons, viewing parties, and evening balls. Festivities get underway late this morning as four movie theatres in town, several campus locations and the King Arts Complex on Mount Vernon Avenue will all host visitors who want to watch the swearing-in at noon.