Thursday, January 20, 2011
Joy cometh in the morning, the scripture says
Joy cometh in the morning, the scripture says.
And there is good cause for joy this morning.
John F. Kennedy was sworn in as President 50 years ago today,working with Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy to protect human rights.
Barack Obama was sworn in as President two years ago today. He's doing an outstanding job as President.
Two years ago today, St. Augustinians celebrated the swearing in of our First African-American President in our Slave Market Square (a/k/a Plaza de la Constitucion), watching the inauguration on large projection televisions. What a wonderful day it was.
One thousand people packed the Square, as two solitary KKK protesters at the northeast edge of the square drew the attention only of biased reporter Jessica Clarke (from First Coast News) -- the three were the only unhappy faces that day on the Square.
Two years ago today,St. Augustinians celebrated at the Excelsior School, a museum that once housed a Jim Crow segregated African-American school.
There is much work to be done to continue the journey we began in 1776.
So roll up your sleeves, confident that human progress continues.