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Harry O.J. Lewis knows all about that.
In the 60s, he was part of Nashville's sit-in protests.
Monday, he marched in honor of the man that lead that Civil Rights Movement on the same day an African American man was sworn in for his 2nd term as President.
"I think he would be a proud man, all his efforts were not in vain," said Lewis.
For many there's a significance in celebrating both events together.
"Happy for our children and very proud of our President," said Jefferson Street Baptist Church's James Thomas.
"We're representing our family and school and everyone coming together, it feels great," said Vanderbilt student Faith Washington.
Every year, the march finishes at the Gentry Center at Tennessee State University.
For the first time ever, no keynote speaker took the stage.
Instead, 2 large screens showed President Obama's Inauguration live.
A day many in the crowd thought they'd never see.
Monday, January 21 2013, 05:31 PM CST
National exhibit on Civil War in Nashville
May 20, 2013 08:09 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A national traveling exhibit on the Civil War will be on display at Nashville's Green Hills Library beginning on Monday.
The exhibit lets viewers experience the war through the eyes of politicians, soldiers, families and freed slaves. It includes letters, personal accounts and images that demonstrate how people grappled with the end of slavery, the nature of democracy and citizenship, the human toll of the war and the role of a president in wartime.
According to the library, the Gilder Lehrman Institute developed the exhibition to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
More information on the exhibit is available at http://www.library.nashville.org .
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