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After the 2014 elections, Obama said he was entering “the 4th quarter” of his presidency. To follow his football game analogy, this week’s State of the Union Address was the “Hail Mary” of Obama’s JV team. David Gergen of Harvard University told Face the Nation, “He’s twenty points back and he’s acting like he is ahead.”
The delicacy and responsibility of my position in this matter can be appreciated when it is known that this was the first time in the history of the South that a Negro had been invited to take part on a programme with white Southern people on any important and national occasion. Our race should not neglect to give due credit to the courage that these Atlanta men displayed in extending this invitation; but the directors had told the Negroes from the beginning that they would give them fullest and freest opportunity to represent themselves in a creditable manner at every stage of the progress of the Exposition, and from the first day to the last this promise was kept. . .