Friday, January 02, 2009

freedom's eve

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What I think moves people so deeply is not so much that Obama’s election was some kind of civil rights achievement. It was a human rights achievement.

The Rev. Albert Paul Brinson, cited in the New York Times on Watch Night, also known as Freedom's Eve, traditionally celebrated on New Year's Eve in the African American community to commemorate the evening before the Emancipation Proclamation was signed on January 1, 1863.

1 comment:

Elefanterosado said...

Indeed. His "To Do" list is long but very cool. Glad he's going to shut down that Elizabethan torture chamber at Gautanomo for starters and lift the ridiculous trade embargo levied against Cuba.

And that's just the beginning...

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