Politics & Government

November 5, 2008

Result resonates in South

The red-brick Bethel AME Church on the corner of Racepath Avenue was built in 1866, only a few years after the Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves that attended it. On Tuesday, the congregants gathered around two small televisions in the fellowship hall witnessed the barely believable: The country built on the backs of their ancestors had just elected as president a man who shared their skin color.

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