Pay it Forward: The Elders, the Muslim Historian, and Obama

The elders are at again—Africans, Americans, Muslims, and women among them, just like me—some living and some long since passed away, but all having toiled here in this republic. “Be conscious of how you arrived at the moment,” they warn, in variant ways, reminding me of what is at stake. I know that on Election Day, my voting booth will be crowded—with their words and their struggles—with their presence. [Read more…]