'I Was There'

As a teen, LaVon Bracy helped desegregate her high school in Gainesville, Fla., where she endured verbal abuse and a physical assault. "I went through the entire year not having one person ever speak to me," says Bracy (center, with, from left, Alfray Moore, husband Randolph Jr., son Randolph III and daughter LaVon). "If I went to the library, it immediately emptied." So what does Obama's inauguration mean to her? "I think Jan. 20 makes me heal just a little bit more. I did not feel it would happen in my lifetime." Continue reading at People

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