From Times videographer Genevieve Alvarez:
While most attendees at First AME Church’s election party had gone home early after results showed Obama with a clear lead, a few remaining members of the party stayed behind to watch Mitt Romney’s concession speech.
Dorothy Steele, who wore a red cap with “Obama” embroidered on the front said, “I’m so happy. He’s worked so hard. To see him on TV reaching out to all those people on the East Coast who lost everything was incredible. He’s worked so hard.”
Said church member Denise Brown, “I’m feeling mighty good. Mighty good. It took eight years to get us into this mess, and it’s gonna take eight years to get us out. The next four years are going to be big.”
Member Debbie Cavitt, who runs the children’s choir says, “Dr. Martin Luther King planted the seed,and I am truly thankful history has been made.”