My grandmother was a toddler when women got the vote. My mother was a senior at Little Rock Central High the year Faubus closed the schools. I was in second grade before schools here became fully integrated. My daughter’s generation saw Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice on the news every evening.
The Perfect Grandson, sleeping in his crib two rooms away right now, doesn’t know that this picture of Barack Obama and his family will someday be in his high school history book. But it will.