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An amazingly prescient clip from Martin Luther King’s final speech.

How fitting that Barack Obama will be sworn in as America’s 44th President just the day after our celebration of Martin Luther King Day.

I’m tempted to drone on about how incredible of a moment in American history this is, but there’s nothing that I could possibly say that hasn’t been said by a million other people…

I will, however, ask what you’re planning to do to mark the occasion.

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7 Comments

  1. Posted January 19, 2009 at 2:27 am | Permalink

    We’re going to brave the crowds with our 3 year old daughter. This is her Altamont. And we’ve got tickets to an indoor event steps from the parade route (steps that we undoubtedly will not be able to take), and can watch the ceremony on a 46′ screen. May we return in one piece.

  2. EOS
    Posted January 19, 2009 at 6:37 am | Permalink

    I’m spending the day at Detroit Blight Busters, helping to gut an abandoned house to prep it for renovation and future occupancy.

  3. Posted January 19, 2009 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    I’m not going to do shit unless something’s in it for me.

  4. Annette
    Posted January 19, 2009 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    Taking the family to the Corner Brewery.

    Here’s the scoop.

    Celebrate the Inauguration with us at the Corner Brewery! Chance to meet and greet with other like-minded beer lovers. We will have TV’s tuned to inauguration coverage and will be featuring Happy Hour specials for all registered attendees from 7pm-10pm in our lounge. To sign up for the event please go to http://civic.moveon.org/event/inauguralbash/90531

  5. EOS
    Posted January 19, 2009 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    My bad – I thought the question was what we were doing for the holiday, not the inauguration.

  6. dragon
    Posted January 19, 2009 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    Seek vengeance.
    “I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with Blood.”

  7. ol' e cross
    Posted January 20, 2009 at 10:58 pm | Permalink

    It’s a goose bump clip of MLK … if you believe in goose bumps.

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