My Obama Moment: ESSENCE Readers Salute the First Family
Philip Weatherspoon, 27, Charlotte, N.C.
“As I watched the President take his oath of office, I was holding my...
“As I watched the President take his oath of office, I was holding my grandmother’s hand. She is almost 80 years old, and lived through Jim Crow and segregation. Watching her face was so memorable. I felt that for once America stood for all that it represented — a land of opportunity for everyone, a new start as a country. Even for myself, that moment represented that I can do anything and achieve everything I want to achieve.”