January 6, 2009 1:00 PM

A day comes that many didn't think they'd live to see

Obama's coming inauguration, now just 10 days away, have triggered euphoria, disbelief, a restoration of faith in an American system that hasn't always been worthy of it, a feeling that all things are possible no matter who, or what, you are. It's been mor than two months since Obama became the first African-American to be elected president, but the emotions among African-Americans, especially the elderly, are as vivid and fresh as if it were still Nov. 4.

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