The fact that President Barack Obama was to deliver what was expected to be a rousing speech on race had been the draw bringing thousands upon thousands of people to this sleepy southern city still mired in poverty and largely frozen in time. Looking forward to your sermon this morning. We must end extended crucifixion, allow the poor to realize a resurrection as well. It was in Selma, during the marches in , that a young Jackson was introduced to King by Ralph Abernathy and began to work for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
In truth, Jackson was overcome with emotion at a triumph for which he had paved the way. The reunion of Jackson and Young, with Sharpton at the center, was a bit of movement theater. The occasion in Selma had brought together three generations of the bruising patriarchy that black leadership had so often been, with its homegrown authority and blurred lines of succession. I could not let the opportunity pass to quiz Young about his thoughts on Obama and race in the company of his younger compatriots.
The elder statesman pitched his views about the president to the home base he knew best: Dr. King and the arm of the movement he had helmed. I knew this story, but it was delightful to hear Young regale us with his witty retelling. What I need you to do is stake out the conservative position so I can come right down the middle. But I suspected the ambassador had come around.
I think that Obama has done the best he could under the circumstances. No president has had his faith and education questioned like Obama. No other president has had his life threatened as much.
A decade after Barack Obama's presidency, racial politics still plagues US
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