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A Generational Look at Obama's Candidacy

Roger Wilkins Part 2

The First African American President

One of the most compelling story lines growing out of the historic election of Barack Obama as President has been the reactions of Americans who truly never thought an African American would win the Presidency in their lifetime. A fascinating example of the range and depth of these reactions comes from Roger Wilkins, a veteran of the Civil Rights movement whose long experience made him initially skeptical of the Obama candidacy, and his daughter Elizabeth, an early Obama supporter and tireless campaign worker. 

The election brought them together and so did we - in our studio for a remarkable and delightful conversation between generations about a shared historic event.

Read "Roger Wilkins on Hope and Obama" at AARP The Magazine.

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