For African-American Voters, A Historic Moment
MELISSA BLOCK, host:
On this Election Day, we're hearing from voters across the country. This year, an unprecedented number of African-Americans are expected to cast ballots.
Ms. JANNY KELLY: This is a history-making moment right now, and it used to be a time when people of my color, we couldn't vote.
BLOCK: Fifty eight year old Janny Kelly of Tucson, Arizona.
Ms. KELLY: With this election, it's just shining a whole new light on everything. And I'm proud that I have lived to see this.
BLOCK: And 70-year old Betty Anthony of Shreveport, Louisiana says she'll talk about the historic nature of this election with her grandchildren.
Ms. BETTY ANTHONY: I would tell them it was the first thing I live to see in history, a black man running and a woman. And I was glad to see both of them run.
BLOCK: We'll hear from more voters later in the program. And starting at seven PM Eastern, you can join us on most NPR stations for coverage of the election returns.