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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:04 PM
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Obama's words lift audience at a troubled school
Obama's words lift audience at a troubled school

January 21, 2009 | 9:00 AM

At Harper High School in Englewood, yesterday began like any other day.

A Dr. Pepper delivery truck hummed in the parking lot.

Teenagers trudged through slush to make the eight oclock bell.

And Kenyatta Stansberry Butler, the schools principal, made her morning stop at McDonalds.

Of course, the day was anything but normal for this young, African American principal, her almost entirely black student body and the rest of America.

I think everybody is just excited. Its a different kind of feeling in the building today. It is, said Stansberry Butler.

During a morning computer class, seniors wrote letters to incoming President Barack Obama, as CNNs pre-inaugural coverage played on a large overhead screen.

"I have lived in Chicago the Englewood community my whole life and hope someday become a carpenter," wrote senior Stephen Reed. "You have inspiration to me because you let me see that anything is possible for a black man living on the south side of Chicago."




http://www.chitowndailynews.org/Chicago_news/Obamas_wor...
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Fireweed247 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:15 PM
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1. Thanks for posting this!
This story made me cry. This might just be the most important thing that Obama does for our nation, inspire the youth!

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