Shawna Fitzpatrick Hughes and Denise Hamilton discuss what the election means to them.
Shawna Fitzpatrick Hughes and Denise Hamilton discuss what the election means to them. Katherine Opitz/NPR
With one week left until Election Day, we are starting a special series about race and the election. For the first time in American history, a black man is a strong contender in a presidential election. What impact does this have on the black community? Madeleine Brand speaks with five African American mothers about their take on the 2008 election and the role of race in the race.
You can also read Madeleine Brand's reflections on this piece on our blog.