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Spelman Grads Plan Grand Gesture of ‘Thank You’ for Obama’s Final Day in White House

By Zenitha Prince


spelman(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Saying “Thank You” can be a simple, yet powerful affirmation. And, Spelman College graduates Bejidé Davis and Amanda Washington Lockett want to shower President Barack Obama with thousands of “Thank Yous” on his last official day in the White House, Jan. 19, 2017, to celebrate his stellar service as the nation’s commander-in-chief.

“Before the results of the election, the idea was to stand in front the White house and clap. It’s a very simple idea but it would mean a lot,” said Amanda Washington Lockett, a higher education doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania.

The event, “Thanks, Obama” was the brainchild of Davis, a corporate finance attorney in New York City. The political buff said the idea rose during a conversation with her older brother about the then-ongoing contest between Obama’s would-be successors.“And I said no matter who gets elected, we’ll never get another Barack Obama,” Davis told the AFRO. “It’s a situation where you never know how good you had it until it’s over.”

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