DuSable Museum inaugural watch party also honors Dr. King

DuSable Museum inaugural watch party also honors Dr. King

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Hundreds of people stood, cheered and waved small American flags in the DuSable Museum auditorium as they watched a live telecast of President Barack Obama delivering his inaugural address Monday.

Some people snapped photos of Obama's image on the screen as they viewed the festivities happening in Washington.

Carol Adams, CEO and president of the DuSable Museum of African American History, told the crowd at the museum the day "is proof positive that history is still being made."

The museum is located near the University of Chicago, where Obama studied and later taught before he became president. A standing-room only crowd filled the museum's 400-seat auditorium for the telecast and Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.

The crowd sang along with James Taylor and listened intently to Obama's speech.

The watch party also honored Dr. King, since Inauguration Day fell on Martin Luther King Day this year.

There's a great exhibit called Reflections, which includes Dr. King, as he his work had important ties to Chicago. The exhibit features more than two rooms of pictures where the image of an important person is seen in a mirror in the photo – and the fun lies in figuring out who it is, and the part they played in American History. Dr. King, Colin Powell and Rev. Jesse Jackson Jr. are just a few of the people you might find at the DuSable.

The museum expected around 3,000 people to visit Monday, since Martin Luther King Day draws in big groups.

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