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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Jelin Cunningham
Commemorative events for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. slid seamlessly into celebrations of a second swearing-in Monday for the nation's first black president, with many Americans moved by the reminder of how far the country has come since the 1960s.
"You feel like anything is possible," said Jelin Cunningham, a 15-year-old black girl. "I've learned words alone can't hurt or stop you because there have been so many hateful things said about him over the past four years."