Chattanoogans march every year to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but this is only the second time in history Martin Luther King day also falls on Inauguration day.
Those marching say celebrating the man with a dream, along with the beginning of President Obama's second term helps remind them what that dream was all about.
John P. Franklin is a founding member of the Unity Group that was formed just after Dr. King's death.
"They were trying to encourage African Americans to run for office," said Franklin.
He said watching the inauguration shows they are achieving their goals.
"Its been a catalyst, it's been a catalyst," he said.
Families brought out young children to the march as a way to teach them Dr. King's legacy.
One mother and marcher said, "I just wanna educate him on who Martin Luther King Jr. was and for him to know what it was like long years ago and that we all have equal opportunity nowadays."
She said President Obama reinforces that.
"It's wonderful because that lets him know he can be anything he wants to in life. It's a dream we never thought we would see and we're able to see, and one day he can be such a president if he wants to or a doctor or a lawyer, whatever he may want to be."
The march took them to Tivoli Theatre to hear musical performances and guest speakers that spoke of the impact Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made on our nation.