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In what can be compared to those who got to watch Jackie Robinson break the color barrier in baseball.....I am excited to watch the Presidential Inauguration in just a few hours!! We are going to witness something very historic. Something that will be taught in history books for years to come. Some of our parents or grandparents talk about the day Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball. This is the same situation. What really got me to thinking is realizing it was just a few short years before my birth in 1970 that the first civil rights bill was signed (1964). I was that close to being a part of segregation, instead of just reading about it in my History classes. Now, 45 years later we are about to witness a black man take office as the President of the United States. While Rev. Jesse Jackson and Oprah can't seem to stay out of the limelight of this hotsorical moment, there are several people who I wish truly could be front and center for it: Martin Luther King Jr who was assassinated in 1968 at age 39 Rosa Parks who passed away in 2005 at the age of 92 Cloretta Scott King who passed away in 2006 at the age of 78 I think it is truly ironic that as President Obama is sworn in, they will be holding the bible used by President Abe Lincoln. He being the President who freed the slaves. It is also ironic that the ceremony will take place with the Capotol building in the shadows. A building partly built by slaves. I think the Cubs should take a page from Obama and make their 2009 Marketing Slogan....YES WE CAN!!!