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The significance of now

I won’t be voting for either major party candidate in this year’s Presidential election (and I never have…)

But I can’t help be struck by this…

August 28, 1955 – Emmitt Till is murderd in Mississippi
August 28, 1963 – Martin Luther King gives his I Have A Dream Speech in Washington, D.C.
August 28, 2008 – Barack Obama accepts Democratic nomination for President in Denver, CO.

I, Too, Sing America
Langston Hughes

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

Tomorrow,
I’ll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody’ll dare
Say to me,
“Eat in the kitchen,”
Then.

Besides,
They’ll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed–
I, too, am America.