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Tue Jan 17, 2017, 01:51 AM

America just spent 8 years with a black president. For many African Americans, it meant one big ...

America just spent 8 years with a black president. For many African Americans, it meant one big thing: freedom to ‘dream’

Eight years ago, Andrew Jackson II saw himself on the cusp of possibility in a world of firsts.

He boarded a bus that January with dozens of family members and friends, headed to the National Mall to watch the nation’s first black president — the first person he had ever voted for — make history.

As he watched the jumbo screens show Barack Obama sworn in on that sub-freezing day, his body was swept with warmth.

“I can take a chance to breathe,” he remembers thinking. “Obama will put us on the right course.”

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-na-obama-african-americans/#nt=oft07a-3gp1

Cross-posted in the African American Group.

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