19 January 2009

Beyond Race ~ From Segregation to Inauguration

Thanks to the BBC for Three Generations: Little Rock to Obama...
"For generations of African-Americans, a black US president was an impossible dream. Civil rights veteran Terrence Roberts explains his family's journey from segregation to the inauguration of President Obama."
  • P.S. As the Washington Post reports in We've Completed Our Mission, all of the Little Rock Nine as well as the Tuskegee Airmen are invited to Inauguration!
  • P.P.S. Very interesting to see that BBC unearthed this historical clip where Martin Luther King shares his optimism for a future African-American President in "less than 40 years", he says "25 years, or less". That quote is from 1965 -- 44 years ago -- still pretty close!

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