They sat against columns on the cold marble floor under the light of Lincoln. The group met up in Virginia, two pairs of friends from Kalamazoo College in Michigan. Tiffany Antor and Stephen Nelson came from Michigan; Kate Schultz and Ratika Krishnamurty from Seattle. “The Marriott on the mall,” Antor joked. They could have stayed with friends, honest, but they figured this would be more fun, Schultz said as she passed out hand warmers. They read both the Emancipation Proclamation and Second Inaugural Address. They ate cold granola bars. “It’s an experience I will value forever. I would rather be here than anywhere else right now. I’m here with friends that I love and it’s history.” Added Antor: “And we voted for the guy.”
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