I know that a couple of my correspondents have been a bit cynical about Barack Obama and whether he will bring any real change to the USA and the world.
But he already has.
I watched the news last night and one of the Little Rock Nine Terrence Roberts was interviewed.
Only half a century ago the National Guard was deployed in Little Rock Arkanasas to prevent black children attending an all white school.
The Little Rock Nine, nine teenage students, stood up to them.
Yesterday a black man became president of the USA.
Change is gradual. The more gradual and incremental it is the more chance it has of enduring.
I noticed Pat Kane (Hue and Cry) commenting last night he was listening to Songs in the Key of Life by way of celebrating yesterday’s events.
Perhaps though another Stevie Wonder song is more apt.