Monday, October 27, 2008

A tie between the worst of times and the 2008 Election

By Nancy Jane Moore

In case you tend to think the U.S. Civil War is ancient history, here's a story to ponder: The Austin American-Statesman has a feature on the daughter of a slave who just voted for Barack Obama. She's 109.

I think there's something very joyful about that. Here's a person who is tied by family to one of the ugliest parts of our history and yet she has been fortunate enough to live long enough to vote for an African American for president. I'm sure it will make her very happy if Obama wins next week.

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