INAUGURATION COLUMBIA: Watching at MU's Black Cultural Center

January 20, 2009 | 2:50 p.m. CST
Alana Flowers sat among a crowd of onlookers at MU's Gaines-Oldham Black Cultural Center for the inauguration and the speech by President Barack Obama. She, like several other students there, skipped class to watch the event. "I thought it was beautiful. It was the first time I'd seen something like this."