We Have Overcome

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US President Barack Obama shakes hands as he meets with Republican President-elect Donald Trump (L) on transition planning in the Oval Office at the White House on November 10, 2016 in Washington,DC. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Neil Simon reports from near the Capitol:

Holding a “We Have Overcome” banner that he waved in Chicago’s Grant Park on Election Night, Patrick Kennedy of La Porte, Ind., let a stream of people pose with him to mark the inauguration of Barack Obama as America’s first black president. 

“This isn’t a black victory or a white victory, it’s an American victory,” he said. 

Hundreds of people posed with the sign yesterday on Martin Luther King Jr. day, he said. He said that he always insists that people hold one side of the 4-foot-wide sign, which featured red and black lettering on white cloth.

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