Celebrating at 15th and Market

Kristen A. Graham writes:

Doriel Olds, 34, an African-American man from Norristown, stood with his nephew surveying the revelers at 15th and Market Sts in center city: “I remember my grandmother telling me how hard black people had to work for the right to vote. Now we have a black president,” Olds said, swigging from a bottle of champagne and wiping tears from his eyes. “I’ve been voting since I was 18. This is the first time I felt like my vote counted.”

His nephew Wesley Anderson, 11, was wide-eyed. “I feel like I’m a part of history,” Wesley said.


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