Music, Dance, and Storytelling Highlight 13th Annual Event -- VIEW OUR VIDEOS!
|Moreton Bay Fig Morris English Dance Troupe.
By Miriam Raftery
Photos by Miriam Raftery and Leon Thompson
January 18, 2009 (La Mesa) — "On Tuesday, we will celebrate a historic day--I never thought I would see the day when we would have an African-American president," Dr. Eugene R. Bailey, retired U.S. Navy captain, told an audience of several hundred people at La Mesa's Multi-Cultural Festival. "Today I have to pinch myself to believe I actually commanded ships," said Bailey, who entered the Navy when opportunities for minorities were restricted. "We Americans have actually come a long, long way."