The 2008 Presidential Election was a first for many things. Among them, it was the first time I have ever voted, but not by choice. I received my US citizenship about two years ago, and so I had not been able to vote in any previous election.
I am happy to have been part of this historic moment, and am also happy about the result of that election. That being said, I don't think I ever became emotionally involved in this process. However, when I saw Maya Angelou on air, and heard her recite that poem, it touched me deeply. And so I wanted to share this with those who read my blog. Thanks to the availability of that interview online, you can now view it as well. Angelou comes on at about the 3:15 mark, which is almost half-way through the video.