I honestly don’t think that there will ever be a future moment in history as memorable, inspiring and politically current than when President Barack Obama eulogized State Senator Clementa Pinckney, who was one of nine victims in the June 17th, 2015 shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopla Church in Charleston, North Carolina.
And if there is – then I hope it will resonate as resoundingly in our collective minds, hearts and souls as what we just witnessed from President Obama a few days ago.
His speech and his rendition of “Amazing Grace” was a game-changer for this President. What we saw on that stage was a human being who, despite his stature and standing in the USA and in the world, was not afraid, but rather proud, to show the depth and the strength of his resolve to make the world a better place. We saw a real person, with real feelings and deep emotions. It was – for lack of the perfect word – magnificent.
The majesty of that moment is indelible. And it came at the end of a week where President Obama made positive and permanent changes to health care and equality for all.
Below, you will find an embedded video of his spiritually beautiful “Amazing Grace” rendition, followed by the complete eulogy. Please take the time to listen to both. It is a riveting watch and listen and LEARN – And what we have always come to expect in a true leader and visionary.