Along with most of the country I watch ed as the 44th president was sworn in. I don't think I have ever been so proud to be an American. The part(well one of) that had me in awe was the benediction given by Rev. Joseph E. Lowery. This man who along side Martin Luther King had once marched the streets of Washington, asking his country for equal rights. This man who could not eat in a restaurant, ride a bus in the front, could not vote, could not see a movie or wash his clothes at certain laundry mats. A man who faced police lines with eyes of hatred looking back at him. He saw the dream and he believed we could get there, without violence, without hate, he believed good would win and Justice would one day be for all. We did it! No matter your political opinion, no matter who you voted for. Our country hit a huge turning point.
I love history, I love reading about the civil rights movement, and I could not help but smile as I watched history in the making on January 20th 2009.