Inauguration 2013: Bus ride from deep south to see Obama
21 January 2013 Last updated at 07:45 GMT
Four years ago supporters of Barack Obama travelled from all over the US to witness the inauguration of the country's first black president.
The start of his second term does not hold quite such historic import perhaps and the crowds in Washington, DC, are expected to be half the size of those in 2009.
African Americans overwhelmingly backed President Obama in last November's election, however, and for some of his most ardent fans the long journey to the capital will be worth it second time around.
The BBC joined a group travelling from the deep south states of Alabama and Georgia - where the civil rights battles against segregation were waged in the 1950s and 60s - for a bus ride to Washington.
Produced by the BBC's Matt Danzico