Brooklyn students take in history

Students across Brooklyn took part in a ?living history? lesson Tuesday as they watched the nation?s first African-American president take office. At P.S./I.S. 323, the students say watching the inauguration

News 12 Staff

Jan 21, 2009, 1:49 AM

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Brooklyn students take in history
Students across Brooklyn took part in a ?living history? lesson Tuesday as they watched the nation?s first African-American president take office.
At P.S./I.S. 323, the students say watching the inauguration and its historical significance was a welcome respite from the stressful state English exam they will take beginning Wednesday.
?When I saw [President] Barack Obama sworn in I thought, ?Wow, we've really come a long way since slavery,? ? says one student.
Students arrived at the school early Tuesday morning, gathering around television sets. They then watched Barack Obama become the 44th president of the United States.
Read:News12 Brooklyn - Historic Inauguration


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