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KQV Editorial

A New Chapter Being Written in Washington this Week!

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     There are many chapters in our lives, but the chapter that is being written this week in Washington is one that is now, and will continue to be very meaningful to all of us.


     Last Monday we commemorated the importance of Martin Luther King and the memories of his great contribution to this country and the following day we celebrated another, monumental step in our country – the inauguration of the first African American as president of the United States.  It is history being written this week and we are all a part of it.


     Race relations have been an integral element of the history of the United States and the progress that has b3een made in the last century is certainly worth noting.  This refers not only to the African American relationship, but the relationship of all minorities in this country.


     Fifty years ago this week, Martin Luther King intoned his “I Have a Dream” speech.  With his inauguration Tuesday, Barack Obama fulfilled that dream, in part at least.  It verifies that race relations have been an integral element of the history of the United States and the progress that has been made in the last century is certainly worth noting.


     Fifty years ago the election of an African American president seemed just that…a dream…and now it has become a reality.  As history has recorded…the times, they are achangin’!


     It’s often been said that part of the human behavior is resistance to change.  That certainly has proved to be untrue in the growth and development of our country.  On all sides we have seen these changes – hopefully for the better!


     The improvement in race relations has been a vital part of the progress we have made.  It’s all part of the fabric of change.  This week the history being made is something we won’t forget.  We all can be grateful for that.


     To this end, we wish President Barack Obama well.




Robert W. Dickey


KQV Newsradio
January 23, 24, 25, 2009

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