Friday, November 14, 2008

A new day in America

I grew up as a young boy where water fountains were for "Whites Only".
I went to schools that were for "Whites Only".
I sat in movie seats that were for "Whites Only".
The first political cartoon I drew for the Greensboro (N.C.) Daily News was about a Governor who stood in the doorway of a University and announced it was for "Whites Only."
I was seated at the lunch counter of Woolworth in Greensboro when five African American university students were told it was for "Whites Only".
Election night, I watched American voters remove that sign from above the entrance to the office of President that read "Whites Only".
Wednesday I awoke to a better country and to a world that will be better for it.
Bill Sanders