On January 21, 2013, America celebrated the Second Inauguration of Barack Obama. While crowds cheered Obama's support of LGBT equality and equal pay for women, Rebuild the Dream President Van Jones gave real-time commentary on CNN and shared the personal and historic impact of the day.
"I think about my father. My father was in Memphis on April 4, 1968 when Dr. King was assassinated. He said he felt like they were trying to kill hope in America.And then I was with my father when he was on his death bed in 2008. He'd look up and see Obama and say, 'The hope is back.'"
Check out the entire clip on YouTube, and check out Van's op-ed on Obama's Inaugural as a rebuttal to Reaganism at CNN Opinion.