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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.
Joyce Oliver said that she came to the museum Monday to enjoy a slice of history and that the inauguration sheds more light on the King holiday and his legacy.
"This is the dream that Dr. King talked about in his speech," Ms. Oliver said. "We see history in the making. This is the second term for a black president. This is something he spoke about, that all races come together as one."