Today Barack Obama took to a Selma, Alabama pulpit and claimed his place in the African-American community. Appearing at a commemoration of the 1965 Voting Rights March, he used the images of Moses and Joshua, and spoke as part of the Joshua Generation, standing on the shoulders of the Moses Generation -- that is, the generation of the great Civil Rights Leaders.
He spoke of crossing into the promised land, pointing out the inequities of American life and yet calling for responsibility. It seems to be a good speech that should build momentum.
To read the speech, click here.