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Harry O.J. Lewis knows all about that.
In the 60s, he was part of Nashville's sit-in protests.
Monday, he marched in honor of the man that lead that Civil Rights Movement on the same day an African American man was sworn in for his 2nd term as President.
"I think he would be a proud man, all his efforts were not in vain," said Lewis.
For many there's a significance in celebrating both events together.
"Happy for our children and very proud of our President," said Jefferson Street Baptist Church's James Thomas.
"We're representing our family and school and everyone coming together, it feels great," said Vanderbilt student Faith Washington.
Every year, the march finishes at the Gentry Center at Tennessee State University.
For the first time ever, no keynote speaker took the stage.
Instead, 2 large screens showed President Obama's Inauguration live.
A day many in the crowd thought they'd never see.
Monday, January 21 2013, 05:31 PM CST
Updated conservatorship statute effective July 1
May 21, 2013 12:49 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam has signed into law revisions to the state conservatorship statute.
The law allows the court to appoint a conservator to manage the assets of a person a judge finds unable to handle his or her own affairs.
State Rep. Andrew Farmer, a Sevierville Republican, told The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1183hjy ) the intent of the bill he sponsored in the House is to make sure people aren't being taken advantage of.
The bill sprang from a series of hearings statewide by the Tennessee Bar Association. They revealed there were no uniform procedures for placing a person's assets under a conservator on an emergency basis.
The changes take effect July 1.
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com
Asia stocks fall
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stock markets fell today as investors waited for the U.S. Federal Reserve to telegraph what it plans to do next with its economic stimulus program.
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AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: iPHONE RECOVERED AFTER THEFT IN OREGON
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A smartphone, plus a not-so-smart criminal -- equals an arrest in Oregon.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- George Washington University students will soon be walking all over the White House and the Capitol, too.