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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint Congratulations to Senator Obama! Yesterday in my post regarding the passing of Bo Diddley I linked to some footage of him performing his self titled song released in 1955. That was before Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream Speech, before the end of Jim Crow laws, before civil rights legislation, and before Barack Obama was born. The camera pans several times to the audience showing white kids bopping to Bo's rhythm and blues, but in the last few seconds (about 5:17 in) the camera pans to a segregated group black girls enjoying the show from what appears to be the balcony. That was fifty years ago, when many southern states legislated that blacks had to use a separate entrance, learn at a separate school, drink from a separate faucet, sit at the back of the bus, and could only sit in the balcony at theaters...Last night our nation made Bar ...

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