The “White’s Only” Sign Has Been Removed from the White House. Today We Are Truly the United States

obama-family.gifToday, my 99yr old grandmother voted. She was born Louise Katherine Bailey, on Oct 1, 1909 in Durham, N.C.. She is kin to the great abolishionist Frederick Douglass and she is the grandaughter of slaves (I, too, am the decendent of slaves).

I am overwhelmed with emotion. Just a month ago we had a 99th birthday celebration for Granny. I asked her then if she ever imagined that one day she would vote for a black man to be president of the United States. She answered, “never in a million years”.

My grandmother marched on Washington with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. Up until today, she thought that that was the most memorable act of civil engagement she would ever be a part of. I think today, voting for Barack Obama, will rank up there with marching with Dr. King.

I am a black woman who was born and raised in the United States but for the first time in my life I really feel like an American! Barack Obama is the President Elect!

Barack Obama is the President Elect!—— Barack Obama is the President Elect! —— Barack Obama is the President Elect!

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Comments

  1. Linda Banks says

    Mere words could never express the joy I feel; I am 61 years-old an African American female who grew up n New Orleans, LA. I graduated from high school in 1966; so I never went to an integrated school. I had to drank from public water fountain, that said for Colored only, I rode public transportation where I had to sit behind a bar that said “for colored only (sit in the back of the bus), I can go on and on. But now, But now, I can exhale, Thanks be to God, who gives us the Victory. God bless America

  2. Zerlinda says

    I too am overjoyed!November 4th, 2008 has become the greatest day I have witnessed in my 29 years of living, for I was able to experience a part of our history that I am truly proud of!!

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