Elie Wiesel Nobel Peace Prize--winning author and the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University
Barack Obama represents a profound moral breakthrough in history as well as in human attitudes in America. He is proof that what seemed almost unthinkable yesterday is now possible. Visiting the South in the mid-'50s, I confronted racism not only in the streets but also in the courts. The law itself was racist, ugly, inhuman. I felt shame. Now, 50 years later, America is proud.
Mia Farrow Actress, humanitarian and UNICEF goodwill ambassador
I am a white single mother of a 16-year-old African-American...