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November 16, 2008

Reflections from a Red State After Obama's Win

For decades and decades, the old Colonial Drugstore in Chapel Hill was a mainstay of the University of North Carolina crowd. Generations of students popped in for pencils and blue books before an exam, or breath mints and condoms before a keg party. The Colonial epitomized the Southern college-town quaintness of Franklin Street, a hoppin' main drag with a small-town feel--picture Mayberry Ph.D. It had big plate glass windows, a tattered awning and squeaking swirly stools at the classic Formica-topped soda fountain. It was there that black students staged a sit-in in the spring of 1960, and there that Martin Luther King visited not long after, igniting Civil Rights flames in this Tarheel town. And it was there, at the Colonial Drug Store soda fountain, that I had my first Big O.

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