Closer to realizing a dreamResidents:
Obama's election a reflection of King's hopes
By HOWARD DUKESTribune Staff Writer
"Closer to realizing a dream"
That kind of legal segregation is a thing of the past in large part because of the efforts of King and others involved in the civil rights movement. On Tuesday — the day after the national holiday established to celebrate King's birthday — America will take a major step in realizing the dream of the slain civil rights leader when Barack Obama is sworn in as president of the United States.