We Have Overcome

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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