With tear-filled eyes, a heart overwhelmed with emotion, I heard our President-elect ask his constituents on Tuesday night, “If our children should live to see the next century; if my daughters should be so lucky to live as long as Ann Nixon Cooper, what change will they see? What progress will we have made?” President Obama, I do not have to mull over my answer in search for the perfect words. Because as you stood in front of me to ask that question, you became my answer. And surely as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Nelson Mandela, Susan B. Anthony, Harriett Tubman, Gloria Steinem, Martin Luther King, Jr., Frederick Douglass, to name so few, were (and are) the answer for the generations before me, my generation and the generations to come, what YOU represent shall be the answer for the future generations.
And Yes We Can.