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Fort Middle commemorates Obama’s inauguration

Fort Middle School students were reminded of the ideals of Martin Luther King, Jr., during a presidential inauguration celebration held at the school Tuesday morning.

Students, parents and teachers watched performances from the school’s choir and dance team and listened to a speech from Sen. Ed Harbison.

Harbison reminded students how King’s non-violent protests against segregation helped pave the way for the nation’s first black president, Barack Obama.

“The words “Yes we can” started out as “I have a dream,” Harbison said.

The school’s cafetorium, where the ceremony was held, was decorated with the phrase “Yes We Can” and the entire student body chanted the phrase before leaving the festivities.

For more on this story, see tomorrow’s Ledger-Enquirer.