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Jackson, MS 02/07/09

black history

By Kandiss Crone - bio | email

This year Black History Month has a very special meaning for members of Ebenezer C.M.E. Church. For many of the church-goers the election of the nation's first black president marked a new chapter in black history.

"I thought I would never see that in my day, but everything is possible with God and I do believe this was a divine thing," said Pastor Charles Watson.

Pastor Charles Watson says it because of pioneers like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks who paved the road for Obama and other young African Americans.

Ninety-five year old Charlotte Moore lived during the Civil Rights Movement. She says it's important for the younger generation to celebrate Black History month and appreciate the struggle of those who came before them.

"We couldn't even touch the white people and we couldn't go to school with them. I tell you we done come a long ways, a long, long ways," Moore added.

Pastor Watson says although dr kiour nation has made.ng's dream is now reality, it will always be important to celebrate the history and progress of our nation.

"Will always be a need, we have to continue to go forward, continue to keep the dream alive."

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