Sunday, December 21, 2008

Nashville inaugural ball press conference set Friday for historic event no one will forget

Organizers and primary participants in the Nashville inaugural ball for President Barack Obama will hold a press conference at 1 p.m., Friday at the Maxwell House Hotel to speak about this unprecedented gathering of Tennesseans across political, racial, ethnic and income lines.

My mentor and organizer, the Rev. Enoch Fuzz, will lead the press conference that will include three of the four primary event hosts and many of the 44 ceremonial hosts including myself.

Fuzz is noted for building coalitions of the willing in Nashville and across Tennessee is his role as a courageous religious and community leader. But the ball will be his most profound and largest event yet, with hopes of using it as a springboard to address issues long overlooked in Nashville.

The key is bringing different people together to find common ground. And there is more common ground than we'd ever believe, particularly as this nation endures a horrible economy and families see destruction at their doorsteps.

The press conference also will provide information on how to buy tickets to the ball and be part of this historic event.

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