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November 4, 2008

Mario Tama: The Vote From Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, AL - NOVEMBER 04:  Emmitt Coleman, 81, sits on his porch after casting his ballot in the presidential election November 4, 2008 in Birmingham, Alabama. Birmingham, along with Selma and Montgomery, were touchstones in the civil rights movement where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led massive protests which eventually led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 ending voter disfranchisement against African-Americans. Americans are voting in the first presidential election featuring an African-American candidate, Democratic contender Sen. Barack Obama, who is running against Republican Sen. John McCain.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Eighty-one year old Emmitt Coleman sitting on his porch after casting his ballot.

(image: ©Mario Tama/Getty. November 4 2008. Birmingham, AL)

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