A bit of history of the photo itself.... It came via the friend of a family member whose husband attended the 48th Quadrennial General Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church this past July in St. Louis. Barack was in the process of leaving the Conference which he had briefly addressed and this ritual had been somewhat spontaneously planned as a part of the farewell to him. This traditional laying on of hands with Barack being the recipient of these blessings is a magnificent image indeed!
Monday, October 20, 2008
I found this very moving
Some friends sent me the above photograph with this description: