These photos were taken a year ago today while I worked for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper as a photojournalist. Last years MLK Day was even more poignant as we welcomed the nations first black President. Below are the captions that accompanied the photos.
Murphy Lucas of Seattle listens to Reverend Aaron Williams’ sermon at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Seattle on January 18, 2008. Williams sermon was titled “The Tipping Point of Justice.” Lucas has a son, Judge Eric Lucas of Snohomish County, that is attending the inauguration, and she thinks it will be one of the greatest experiences of his lifetime. Lucas said of Barack Obama becoming president, “This is going to make the world a better place for everybody.”
Carol Bell-Daniel holds her son Nahje Daniel, 6, during services at Mount Zion Baptist Church on January 18, 2008.