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News Wed Nov 05 2008

1st Draft of History

In this MSNBC article, Newberry Library Vice President James Grossman, among other historians, gives his first take on the Obama victory:

"It is impossible to understate the symbolic significance of a nation with our past choosing an African-American to our highest position of leadership. The message to black children is unmistakable. The message to white children is different, but equally unmistakable. To one we are saying: 'yes you can.' To the other, we are saying 'yes they can.'"

 
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