Thursday, November 06, 2008

Dartmouth wasn't the only one

Celebrations erupted in streets around the country and the world last night. I wish I could join another tonight. Here's Washington DC's U Street:

From Eve Fairbanks at The New Republic:

In Washington tonight, a huge, spontaneous street party busted out where I live on U Street, the historic corridor once known as the "black Broadway" until it was destroyed in the '60s riots. As the acquiescent police stood by, three blocks got shut down to make way for dancers and spur-of-the-moment fireworks displays. Walking down the street, I got more random big hugs from African-Americans than from whites.

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