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President Obama's inauguration falls on MLK Day

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Eau Claire (WQOW)- On Monday, we are remembering a man who broke racial barriers and delivered one of the most powerful speeches in our nation's history; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

It was a proud moment for many Monday as President Obama was inaugurated for a second term on Martin Luther King Day.  Dr. Lynn says the inauguration shows just how much progress African Americans have made here in the United States, but there's still a lot more work to be done.

"We still see disparities in hiring and I know that in this particular area, teachers of color have a hard time getting positions," says Dr. Marvin Lynn, UW-Eau Claire's Associative Dean of Education.

There is a local celebration Monday night to honor Dr. King.  It begins at 6 p.m. at St. James the Greater Catholic Church in Eau Claire.

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