Thursday, November 6, 2008

Yes We Did!


What a difference 40 years makes! In 1968, the intersection of 14th and U in DC was the epicenter of race riots following MLK's assassination. 40 years later, 14th and U was ground zero for celebration as people of every race came together to mark a historic event: The U.S. electing our first black president!

I was fortunate enough to be working that night... helping shoot this video for the U.S. Dept. of State/ We hopped from bar to bar on U Street, interviewing a bunch of enthusiastic young people. And found ourselves in historic Ben's Chili Bowl when the results actually came in! Then it was out onto the streets for a night of partying. The common theme of the night was optimism as we all look toward reclaiming America's promise.

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