I forget her name but she was especially cheerful as our wait for the Senator continued to get longer and longer. We had to wait awhile the people I was standing with was starting to get tired. She would come out every now and again to ask us if we signed up at MyObama.com, if we've told a friend about Sen. Obama, and if we're going to help him in this campaign. In addition to getting people to scream at the naming of their respective college or home state neighboring Georgia. She did say she was from South Carolina, a very important state in the primaries.
Rev. Joseph Lowery. You may not have heard of him, but he was a player in the Civil Rights movement. A confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King, he was here to deliver a prayer to start off this rally. It was a great prayer to be sure even if I may not agree with him on a lot of issues. BTW, he is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Oh yeah this was the daughter of the late Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson. Her namse was Alexandria and she was on stage to sing the Star-Spangled Banner. People were so into it that what you see is in the next picture.
People here were expressing their patriotism. They were handing out flags at this rally and on this day certainly were were all patriots and Americans. So during the rendition of our national anthem here comes the flags.
Finally the man himself. I do have a shot of him head-on, but it was a much better shot to get him in action. Speaking to the citizens who thirsted to hear him speak. His speech energized the crowd and hopefully people who weren't there might want to see him in person themselves.