Inquirer staff writer Zoe Tillman reports from Washington D.C.
Victor Gilchrist, 40, from Miami, walked away from the Washington Monument after the ceremony on his way to the parade.
“I’m still overwhelmed,” Gilchrist said. “The speech encompassed what everyone want to hear.”
Gilchrist said he was surprised at how well behaved the crowd was, considering its overwhelming size.
Akrasi Siriboe, 40, an IT consultant from Georgia, but originally from Africa, was also on his way to the parade route. The native of Ghana said he was moved by Obama’s words.
“I liked the peace for everybody message that we should be able to cross the short line between all races.”
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