About two dozen people met in the black settlement's Township Hall for Tuesday's event. They cried. They clapped. They cheered as the ceremony halfway across the country unfolded on streaming video on a widescreen television set.
Marilyn Sayers worked all night as a personal assistant to disabled clients. The 59-year-old had not slept yet as she joined friends and relatives in Nicodemus. Her great grandfather was the first baby born in the first post-Civil War settlement founded by and for blacks.
She says she could not think of a better place to watch a historical event but a historic site.
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