Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 5:27 AM
…. Of course, I appreciate not only the from-slavery-to-the-White House theme but also the Illinois connection this commemoration is intended to reflect. But I hope the organizers have the presence of mind to pay homage to the 80thanniversary of Martin Luther King’s birth as well.
After all, it is arguable that Lincoln and King are the joint fathers of Obama’s historic presidential birth. And that they were both assassinated for giving rise to this occasion would make commemorating them both all the more compelling.