"This is the dream that Dr. King talked about in his speech. We see history in the making," said Joyce Oliver, who observed the holiday by visiting the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn., built on the site of the Lorraine Motel, where King was assassinated in 1968.
"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."