"Thirteenth Amendment" Wins CNN i-Film Grand Jury Award

The winner of CNN's first iReport Film Festival Grand Jury Award has been announced. You can watch it above or in wider format here.

This documentary short follows a 90 year old great-great grandmother on her trek to vote for Barack Obama in the 2008 Pennsylvania Primary. Having voted all her life, this is the first time she's had the opportunity to vote for a Black man for the office of President of the United States.

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    Historic Presidencies... (none / 0) (#1)
    by allpeopleunite on Wed Oct 29, 2008 at 12:11:48 PM EST
    Are we going to do this for every racial group, make a monumental event of a presidency if it is by a minority?

    Why not (none / 0) (#2)
    by Lahdee on Wed Oct 29, 2008 at 12:30:45 PM EST
    Imagine the party when the first blogger gets elected, Designer pajamas for everyone!

    Yes. And the first female CIC too, among (none / 0) (#3)
    by CaptainAmerica08 on Wed Oct 29, 2008 at 12:50:47 PM EST
    other milestones. Next asinine question.

    Cuz voting for teh white lady (none / 0) (#4)
    by rooge04 on Wed Oct 29, 2008 at 03:20:04 PM EST
    was totally banal.  CNN trying to get kiss-up points so soon? LOL

    Did I miss something? (none / 0) (#5)
    by jar137 on Wed Oct 29, 2008 at 06:38:48 PM EST
    In the primary, she has had the opportunity to vote for at least two black women (Chissolm and Davis) and any number of black men (Jackson, Keyes, Sharpton, and I am sure I am missing a few).  I did not watch the video clip, so perhaps this answers the question.

    Yeh, my first thought, too (none / 0) (#6)
    by Cream City on Wed Oct 29, 2008 at 06:41:38 PM EST
    was that this was far from the first time to be able to vote for an AA candidate.  I continue to be amazed at how the great Chisholm, especially, has just dropped out of history -- even with AAs.

    Thanks for correcting my spelling (none / 0) (#7)
    by jar137 on Thu Oct 30, 2008 at 03:18:31 PM EST
    Sorry, Shirley, I wasn't paying attention while typing. RIP

    Oh, and of course, there's Cynthia as well.