This is my great-grandfather. He was the first African-American elected to office in Memphis--and the last, until 1960.
I wish he could have seen this. And my grandfather as well. And my dad. And my aunt and my godfather.
When I called my mother today, she said she'd always hoped she'd live to see this.
And you know what? I agree with Michelle Obama.
For the first time in my adult life, I really am proud of my country.