Friday, July 17, 2009

NAACP - 100 Year Anniversary

At the 100th year celebration of the NAACP, the keynote speaker is an African American man. He is also the President of the United States. How significant is that. Just think of it. 100 years ago is not that long ago, yet think of where America has come. I don't need to spell it out. Less than a hundred years ago this same man, now the nation's 44th Commander in Chief, could have been jailed or killed for drinking from a water fountain or trying to go to school. His father would certainly have been strung up for loving his mother. The NAACP had no small part in Barack Obama standing there as president. There is no denying the organization's contribution in securing civil rights progress.

President Obama's speech spelled it out and took you back and went to church complete with amen corner. He talked of how the barriers then and challenges now are different but will take the same sacrifice and commitment to overcome.

Congratulations NAACP! Thank You very much.


Chris said...

Hubby and I were cracking up at some of the clips of the speech, because we thought we were in church, and there was definitely and Amen corner!! Thought that was funny that you said the same thing!!!!

Jackie said...

Yes, the Prez went off his prepared text quite a lot in this speech and just laid it out there, especially about personal responsibility and the personal stuff about his youth. He took them home.