NEWS: Inauguration Day Symbolic Moment for Obama, Nation on MLK Holiday

Many who couldn’t travel to Washington, D.C., for Monday’s historic 57th U.S. Presidential Inauguration are following round-the-clock news coverage, whether on TV, computers, tablets or smartphones. Mashable.com offers a nine-step guide to watching the ceremonies online, and underscores our technologically expansive society. Only 17 U.S. presidents have won a second term, adding to the layers of symbolism as President Barack Obama addresses the world stage on Martin Luther King Jr’s Day. Obama officially took the Oath of Office on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. We still have a long way to go before reaching a “more perfect union,” but 50 years after the March on Washington, my hope lies within each of us who cherishes the dream Dr. King spoke of when he delivered a profound address to a quarter million people from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963. Today, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, a Nuyorican women from the Bronx swears in Vice President Joseph Biden publicly and the country’s first-elected Black president embarks on a new chapter in American history. A reflective moment, no matter how you look at it.

Crowds gather near the Washington Monument on Inauguration Day in 2009. (alextorrenegra/Flickr)

CROWDS GATHER NEAR  THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT ON OBAMA’S 2009 INAUGURATION. (alextorrenegra/Flickr)

Recommended:

The White House of the United States of America: http://www.whitehouse.gov/

MLK Jr. Day: http://mlkday.gov/index.php

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center): http://www.thekingcenter.org/

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