A dream realized

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.

5 comments:

Nana Net said...

Lori,
I know what you mean. For once it appeared as if this great country of ours came together as one! Plus can you believe that not an incident of violence took place during the inaguration? At least that is what the new media reported!
Like you I also love reading about history and all. More so about the south and everything that deals with it.
Take care and enjoy your weekend.

Blessings,
Nana Net

Leslie said...

It is amazing. I watched it all day at school with my students and kept saying, "I don't think ya'll understand the importance of what is happening right now". I am so proud of where we have come and couldn't be more excited about the future of America.

The Cannon Chronicles said...

It was really neat to watch history in the making. I tried to explain it to Connor as we watched, he is still a bit young but it is cool to see it happen in his lifetime!

Jeanne said...

I'm with everybody else. History in the making. It's so strange to be a part of what'll probably be one of the longest chapters in our next generations history books, huh??

Ang baylis said...

I watched a lot of the inauguration this time and enjoyed it more than I have ever in my lifetime. It's only taken me 47 years to figure out how to enjoy it!
Hope you are having a nice weekend!
Much love from the north!
Angie xoxo