Fri January 9, 2009
Perry County Declares Barack Obama Day
By Alabama Public Radio
Marion AL – Perry County has declared a new government holiday to honor the election of Barack Obama. Perry County lies in the Black Belt region, which is known for its rich soil and some of the nation's worst poverty. It also holds deep roots to the voting rights movement. And that still complicates life ... and perhaps Barack Obama Day. Brett Tannehill reports.