On MLK Day 2009, the day before his first inauguration, President-elect Barack Obama published an essay in the Washington Times called "Unite with One Heart and One Mind," the title of which comes from Thomas Jefferson's inaugural address in 1801
. I was in D.C. for Obama's 2009 inauguration and bought a copy of the paper, which I have saved. You can read the whole article here
, but I wanted to share the images from the newspaper, which are included in the gallery.
This does not tie directly to Eye On Chi's theme of Chicago journalism, but as MLK Day 2017 comes four days before the inauguration of this country's most embarrassing president-elect in at least 96 years (shoutout to Warren G. Harding), I thought it appropriate to look back at this essay for three reasons...