America and Change

On the night before his death, Martin Luther King Jr. mesmerized a Memphis, Tenn., congregation with an address in which he said, "I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land" [Nov. 17]. On election night we watched as Americans from Virginia, home of the capital of the Confederacy, to California voted for a President not on the basis of the color of his skin but on the content of his character. Now we know what King saw from the mountaintop. We have...

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