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The symbolism of the first family arriving for Barack Obama’s inauguration – with daughters Malia and Sasha color coordinated to match mom and dad, along with their maternal grandmother Marian Robinson – is one of the most enduring images from Monday’s inaugural ceremonies. It was a reaffirmation to the nation that this, too, is black America. (Courtesy photo).

The symbolism of the first family arriving for Barack Obama’s inauguration – with daughters Malia and Sasha color coordinated to match mom and dad, along with their maternal grandmother Marian Robinson – is one of the most enduring images from Monday’s inaugural ceremonies. It was a reaffirmation to the nation that this, too, is black America. (Courtesy photo).

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Those who marched and died in Birmingham, Mississippi and other parts of the nation demanding civil rights could not have imagined that 50 years later their America would swear in the first African American President of the United States for a second term on the national holiday of one of their comrades, Atlantan Martin Luther King, Jr.