Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. looms large for Obama
The Associated Press
The Martin Luther King float draws a crowd Sunday in Washington on the day before the 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade, which is also Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Barack Obama credits King, along with Abraham Lincoln, with fostering movements that gave him his chance to become president.
Promoting community service, President Barack Obama helped spruce up a local elementary school Saturday by picking up a paint brush and helping stain a bookshelf as three days of inaugural celebrations kicked off in Washington. (Jan. 19)