I can't begin to express my excitement as a new era begins in our nation. I am filled with an overwhelming sense of hope and joy as Barack Obama becomes our President!!! I will be glued to the television today at my second home the Bottletree cafe, celebrating with dear friends.
Speaking of dear friends, my dear friend Tracy Martin posted a comment on Facebook that really moved me as we approach this tremendous occasion--she said she wishes her father could witness this event. Tracy's dad was the amazing Spider Martin, photographer and civil rights activist. He passed away a few years back, but the images he captured live on in so many ways. The photographs he took during the Civil Rights Movement are so powerful, and I think they speak loudly as we make this huge stride forward in American history.
Please visit the Spider Martin web site, here. All photos are courtesy of the Spider Martin web site. I hope these images inspire you and fill you with a hope that endures!