ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A big group of Albany State University students plan to travel to the nation's capitol to witness history.
At least two busloads of students will head to Washington, D.C. in January for the inauguration of President Barack Obama. This election sparked a lot of interest and activism on campus and school leaders want to give students a chance to see the ceremonial outcome.
"Just clearly understanding that there are only 240,000 tickets out there, they understand that they probably won't even make it to the lawn. But they are going to be in the midst of everyone and this will be something they can tell their families about, their children and even grandchildren about one day," said Dr. Joshua Murfree with Albany State University.
More than 3-million people are expected to descend on Washington, D.C. for the inauguration. Because of full or pricey hotels, ASU plans to stay in another city and drive in early on Inauguration Day.
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