Presidents’ Day is observed each February to honor George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, widely considered to be two of our greatest leaders. But this Presidents’ Day, a Black man, for the first time in our nation’s history, is holding the highest office in the land. ESSENCE.com spoke to everyday people in the nation’s capital about the significance of this Presidents’ Day to them, and the qualities that the 44th President has or will need have to make him another one of history’s best.
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