On Monday, America celebrates the birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
On Tuesday, the first African American president in history will be inaugurated.
There’s something fitting about that, said Dave Williams, Troop 357 Scout Master and a member of the Bryan County NAACP.
"This is a historic moment and monumental step showing our country’s unity. We are all brothers and sisters, and some big changes are coming that will be good for everyone. I hope everyone will appreciate what it means to our country." Williams said.
"I know King is looking down smiling, knowing his efforts were not in vain," he said.
Stanley Walthour, director of Bryan County Department of Family and Children Services, also believes the inauguration is going to be a special event that coincides well with King’s birthday visions of equality.
"There is a great sense of pride among African Americans with Obama being inaugurated our next President." Walthour said."It’s a special moment,