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Inauguration 2013: Rev. Jackson Remembers Martin Luther King, Jr.
BY NATASHA KORECKI
WASHINGTON — On the day of President Barack Obama’s ceremonial swearing in, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said it was Martin Luther King, Jr.’s sacrifice that made the day possible. “It’s a huge source of pride and accomplishment,” Jackson said from
the platform of the U.S. Capitol of Obama’s second term in office.
Jackson said Obama –and the nation– owed it to King for breaking “down walls.” “Dr. King’s sacrifice made today’s ceremony possible,” Jackson said.
“He was stabbed, hit in the head with a brick, jailed and killed.”
“Dr. King died a very hated man. Barack is a very beloved man. (king) was hated because he fought segregation.”
The National Mall was filling up with what was expected to be a crowd of 500,000 to 700,000 — down from 2009′s record-breaking 1.8 million. Obama intends to take today’s oath swearing in two Bibles — one that belonged yo King, the other that belonged up Abraham Lincoln.