TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)--It is only the second time in history that a presidential inauguration has fallen on the same day as Martin Luther King Jr. day.
For those like Curtis Crowther, it's a day with a lot of meaning.
"Somebody was probably saying there would never be a black president you know but look at us now," said Crowther.
At the Florida state Capitol, hundreds marched delivering a message of hope to the community.
"It goes to show that no matter who you are and where you come from keep your eyes focused you can always get there,” said Crowther.
Many people said though they couldn't make it to Washington to celebrate the big day, standing on the capitol steps still allowed them to celebrate such an amazing day.
"I'm particularly proud that he's of such a nature to be so dignified in the face of opposition and that he has barreled the head with an agenda that supports the country that is benefiting the people," said Vanessa Crowther.
"It was a great accomplishment for African Americans and I'm proud of him and I think he's doing a great job."
Though students like Crowther aren't eyeing the presidential position.
"I like politics, I like that kind of thing but my eye is focused on being a doctor."
He now knows if he wanted to do the job---its possible.