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Obama’s Inauguration Day is a day for MLK Jr., too

In this Jan. 20, 2009 file image provided by the Department of Defense, then President-elect Barack Obama greets civil rights activist, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., on the Capitol steps prior to taking the oath of office in Washington. Monday is both Inauguration Day and the federal holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader. It is only the second time the two have fallen on the same day. Some say it’s only fitting the celebrations are intertwined. “It’s almost like fate and history coming together,” said U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who worked alongside King in the fight for civil rights during the 1950s and ‘60s and plans to attend the inauguration. “If it hadn’t been for Martin Luther King Jr., there would be no Barack Obama as president.” AP Photo/Department of Defense, Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo, File

Monday’s inaugural may be President Barack Obama’s big day, but Martin Luther King Jr. will loom large over the festivities.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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