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Residents gather to watch historic inauguration

It wasn't just the nation's capital that stopped to welcome newly elected President Barack Obama Tuesday, in Eastchester crowds gathered in offices, schools and community centers to witness a piece of

News 12 Staff

Jan 21, 2009, 1:53 AM

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It wasn't just the nation's capital that stopped to welcome newly elected President Barack Obama Tuesday, in Eastchester crowds gathered in offices, schools and community centers to witness a piece of history.
People of different racial backgrounds gathered together at the Theodore Young Community Center in Greenburgh to watch the historic event.
After years of enduring the pain of racism, having a new African-American president gives many residents hope for the future.
?It?s a very exciting moment because we have a new black president, it gives a lot people confidence and hope,? says 14-year-old Jayda Powell.
Many looked on with excitement and pride as Obama took the oath of office, realizing that in America anything is possible.
?The night of the election I knew I was going to cry, so I stayed home and got my crying out of the way, so I could enjoy today,? says William Carter, of the Theodore Young Community Center.
For interviews from inauguration watch party at Greenburgh community center, go to your digital cable box and select iO Extra, Channel 612.
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