Dr. John Hope Franklin endorses Barack Obama

This big endorsement may have gotten lost in all the other politics going on, but Dr. John Hope Franklin, a person some call the greatest living American, has endorsed Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination.

"He has shown an ability to bridge the divides in our society and unite people behind his agenda for change," he said in a statement.

Franklin has also endorsed Hampton Dellinger for Lt. Governor.

"Today, more than ever, the leaders that we choose will directly impact our lives and everything that we’ve worked so hard to accomplish. That’s why I’m strongly supporting Hampton Dellinger for Lt. Governor of North Carolina." -- Dr. John Hope Franklin

Franklin's letter to NC voters

I encourage everyone to at least listen to the advice of one of the wisest sages we have, and consider voting for Barack Obama in the Presidential and Hampton Dellinger in the Lt. Governor's race.

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Reps. Watt & Price

2 more Supers for Obama:

Reps. Watt, Price are endorsing Obama
LISA ZAGAROLI
lzagaroli@charlotteobserver.com

Two N.C. superdelegates endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for president Wednesday.

Reps. Mel Watt and David Price held a conference call to announce their decision to endorse Obama over Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York.

“Only one candidate in this election has captured this spirit of change and excitement. Only one candidate has marshaled this spirit of change into a movement that is uniquely inclusive, uniquely democratic and uniquely American,” Watt said on a conference call with reporters. “That candidate is Barack Obama.”


http://www.charlotte.com/209/story/583356.html

I feel some more motion with

I feel some more motion with the Supers. I bet after May 6th, they will go in droves to Obama and wrap this thing up. just a thought... (a hope?)

Did anyone see Michelle Obama on Colbert? She was amazing (and i hate how people overuse that word these days)But she really was.

She was wonderful - graceful, elegant, and goodhumored.

I like her. She kept right up with Colbert, too.

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I got to see it tonight

She is amazing. I like her better than Barack.

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Put me in the "idiot" column.

Dr. John Hope Franklin, a person some call the greatest living American

I have absolutely no idea who John Hope Franklin is. Is he possibly related to Benjamin Franklin, or, um...Dr. John?

He's been fighting for important causes for a long long time

he is best known for his work From Slavery to Freedom, first published in 1947, and continuously updated. More than three million copies have been sold. In 1995, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.

He was born in 1915. Can imagine how much he's seen? He's got a lot of what we might call "perspective"

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i am enjoying this embedded link thing a little too much ;)

Ahh. Thanks.

I'm pretty sure I've read at least parts of Travelers In The Antebellum North and maybe a few others.

Let's just say he's

related to Dr. John. I like that guy.

But, seriously, wouldn't it be great if Dr. Franklin could see Obama in the Oval Office (you bet he'd get one of the first invitations). Almost a century of his work for civil rights coming to a head with one man in the highest office in the country. May not seem very consequential to some, but for so many others it was unimaginable only years ago, never mind decades ago.

I think it's pretty consequential to all of us.

And I think it's about damn time, too.

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