Wednesday, January 07, 2009


Things get better when regular folks take action to make change happen from the bottom up. Every major historical moment in our time, it has been made by folks who said, 'Enough,' and they banded together to move this country forward — and now is one of those times.

Michelle Obama, speaking at a rally in South Carolina during the campaign, as cited in a Seattle Times piece on her ancestry.

Mrs. O's great-great-grandfather was enslaved on the Friendfield Plantation in South Carolina. The piece states: "The coastal Carolina city [of Friendfield] often is referred to as the African-American Ellis Island because of the many slave ships that docked along its shores."

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