Obama Calls For Unity At King's Church
January 20, 2008, 10:33 AM
Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama is calling for unity among black voters to overcome what he calls America's "moral deficit."
Speaking today at the Atlanta church where Martin Luther King Junior launched the civil rights movement, Obama brought the congregation to its feet by harkening back to the civil rights struggle that he says has made his campaign possible.
Obama also drew raucous applause from the 2,000 mostly black worshippers as he referred to his own modest upbringing and struggles as a teenager.
Obama's visit to Georgia comes with less than a week to go until the South Carolina primary where black voters are expected to play a critical role.
Georgia votes on February 5, one of the more than 20 states that will vote on that day.
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