Joseph R. Biden Jr. is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as his wife, Jill Biden, holds a Bible that has been in the family since the 1800s.
Vice President Kamala Harris is sworn in by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina on the nation’s highest court, as her husband, doug Emhoff holds two Bibles, one that belonged to the late Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American on the nation’s highest court, and the other that belonged to Regina Shelton, a neighbor who was like a second mother to Vice President Harris.
Former President Barack Obama and his wife, former First Lady Michelle Obama, arrive to applause at the U.S. Capitol for the historic swearing in ceremony of Vice President Kamala Harris and President Joe Biden. The nation’s first African-American president took the oath of office from the same spot at the West Front of the Capitol on Jan. 20, 2009, and again on Jan. 21, 2013.
President Joe Biden calls for national unity during his 20-minute inaugural address.
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery as three former presidents and their wives look on. They are, from left, former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle; former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura; and former President Bill Clinton and his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The Residences at the John Marshall on 5th Street in Downtown became a setting Tuesday for a new TV miniseries, “Dopesick” that is to stream on Hulu. The production is based on Beth Macy’s book, “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America.” The production arrived in the city as separate CBS crews continued work on another miniseries, “Swagger!,” that focuses on youth basketball, coaches and players’ families and was inspired by the life experiences of NBA superstar Kevin Durant. The network has yet to announce a release date for the 10-part series that was filmed largely in Gilpin Court and other areas of the city.
Ornamental kale in the West End
Dr. Derik E. Jones, left, and Dr. Dwight C. Jones, pastors of First Baptist Church of South Richmond, get a closer look at the new bronze sculpture “Hope Empowered by the Truth” with its creator, local artist Kathleen Lowry. The 150-pound sculpture was unveiled at the Decatur Street church on Monday, the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, during a ceremony viewed online by more than 200 people. Ms. Lowry donated the piece to the church after attending the socially distanced kickoff last September of First Baptist’s yearlong 200th anniversary celebration. She said the church seemed like the perfect home for the sculpture. “It is recognition of the work you do every day to promote peace in our country,” she said during Monday’s event. “Martin Luther King knew what would be necessary — faith, hopefulness, truth-telling, courage, resilience, kindness and forgiveness. And that is what you are doing and being in the struggle for equality and peace. It is an extremely tall order.” Members of the congregation will be able to see the artwork once the church reopens for in-person worship service. The church has held virtual services because of the pandemic.