Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A New Day Dawning



In Atlanta in 1960, rather than serve African-Americans, department stores closed their lunch counters and tried to hide them with barricades of Christmas wreathes.

I saw it and was ashamed.

Last night, there were joyous crowds in Chicago; there were tears of joy on the many-hued faces; there was bright hope in the eyes of young and old.

I saw it and was proud.

We've come a long, long way. And together we'll go farther.

Yes, we can.



8 comments:

Anonymous said...

YES WE CAN!!!!!!!!

Fay said...

YES WE CAN!!!!!!

( I didn't intend to be anonymous)

KarenB said...

Yes! Together is the key! For the first day in a long time I am feeling some hope for the future of our country.

Susan M. Bell said...

I am so proud of this country right now. Just look at the numbers and you can see how far we've come. I am with karenb...I have a lot of hope for our future.

Liz said...

I am so proud of our country for choosing hope over fear - now the hard work begins.

Vicki Lane said...

I haven't stopped smiling all day.

Deb said...

Hi Vicki,

A belated comment on election night....

When I watched President-elect Barack Obama walk out on the stage, I couldn't stop smiling. And when he spoke, I had tears of joy running down my face.

YES WE DID!!!!!!!!!

Vicki Lane said...

Still smiling!!!