African Americans Reflect on Obama 2nd Inauguration

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African Americans Reflect on Obama 2nd Inauguration

Voice of America

Chris Simkins

WASHINGTON — Americans from across the nation will converge on Washington, DC, next  Monday (January 21) for the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. The moment will be especially meaningful for millions of African Americans who will again witness history as the first African American President is sworn in for a second four-year term.

Some Delta Sigma Theta sorority sisters are celebrating the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.  Francine and Cynthia Blake from Ohio see great significance in the president’s second term.
“We have come a long way, a long way.  It just touches and warms my heart because for me I may not ever see another African American in office as high as he is,”said Francine.

“The great significance and importance about it is the fact that he needs to promote and protect the middle class, the middle working class,” added Cynthia.

These women are in Washington to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the sorority—which is the largest African-American women’s organization in the world.  The 260,000-member group, along with other black voters, helped propel President Obama to victory last November. 

Political Science teacher Vanessa Kidd-Thomas says the election result illustrates the power blacks have at the ballot box…

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