I Have a Dream: How Obama Inspires African-Americans to Aim High

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  • Sammy Keleta,15, Oakland, California:
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  • Cherice McGlone, 20, Virginia Beach, Virginia:
  • Al Moore, 34, Hyattsville, Maryland
  • Clarke Davis, 18, Atlanta
  • Barack Obama
  • Tyrone Gayle, 25, Jacksonville Florida
  • Latrece Gouch, 20, Detroit
  • Lewana Kidane, 14, San Francisco

Al Moore, 34, Hyattsville, Maryland

"The obvious connection is that Dr. King was a civil rights leader and in many ways President Obama is the manifestation of the ideals and dreams of that movement. But for me personally, [Obama's re-election is] a signal that the dreams and the passions that you have in your heart should be guided by your belief and the inspiration inside of you that says you can do those things and you can make an impact in spite of what the world around you may indicate."

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