Jesse Jackson

President Obama Departs: Reflecting On A Daring Dream

President Obama Departs: Reflecting On A Daring Dream

I was born in America.

So too were unknown ancestors of mine since first brought to America as slaves.

Yet, there have been two times in my life when I have felt truly American: The first, born of tragedy — 9/11; the second, of triumph — Barack Obama's election as president of these United States.

In these, the waning days of Obama's presidency, as the sun sets, as the light fades, as the shadows creep, I have paused to reflect on the bright morning of a daring dream that few could have seen becoming a reality.

A daring dream: It is when you dare to want more than the reality before you.

A daring dream goes back to different places and times for...

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