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Inspiration in Germantown

Dawn Goodwin came to Fitler Elementary School to watch the inauguration with her fifth-grade son. As President Obama concluded his speech, she struggled to find the right words.

Inspiration in Germantown

Inquirer staff writer Kristen Graham reports:

Dawn Goodwin came to Fitler Elementary School to watch the inauguration with her fifth-grade son. As President Obama concluded his speech, she struggled to find the right words. 

"It's an inspiration for the African American people, for the people of all races," Goodwin said, weeping. "Today, we all come together."

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