How Far Have We Come?

One of the things that excites me about the possibilities for this Tuesday’s election is the unexpected pleasure of the US electing an African American.  It’s not something I ever expected to see in my lifetime.  Imagine how this woman feels.

Amanda Jones, 109, the daughter of a man born into slavery, has lived a life long enough to touch three centuries. And after voting consistently as a Democrat for 70 years, she has voted early for the country’s first black presidential nominee.

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