Thursday, January 15, 2009

'Get on the Bus' comes to Nashville Saturday

Tim Chavez, (615) 512-8209


NASHVILLE -- In the celebrated "Get on the Bus" movie about a group of California men going to the Million Man March in Washington, D.C., the late great Ossie Davis delivered a bravado performance in examining the complexities of being an African-American male in America.

The Spike Lee movie features an actual stop in Tennessee.

That trip now is being repeated for another historical event, the inauguration of President Barack Obama, the first African-American elected to the White House.

A bus from Oakland will stop in Nashville Saturday to be blessed by a pastor on its way to Washington, D.C., and the inauguration of President Obama.

The Rev. Enoch Fuzz, co-chair of the Music City USA Inaugural Ball, will bless the bus and its passengers in the parking lot of the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel.

Tuesday night, the hotel's ballroom will host the non-partisan ball that will be covered live by CNN, the world's most watched news network.

A TV reporter from Oakland will be accompanying the passengers and their pastors on their trip.

For an approximate time of the bus' arrival, members of the media should call the phone number at the top of this press release.

Tickets for the ball are available at, or they can be purchased at tomorrow night's Broncs' game at the Municipal Auditorium.


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