Contemplating President Obama’s announcement, “We Shall Overcome” began to play in my mind, and I realized how appropriate it is today. "Yes, we can!” and “We Shall Overcome” both convey the will to struggle in the face of formidable opposition.
The key players who brought about the sharp shift in policy were women. For a veteran of the feminist battles of the 1960s and ’70s, that disclosure was stunning.
“We do big things,” President Obama said. Here’s hoping we do more of them in 2011.