SIGN OF THE TIMES

First Black Mayor in KKK Town

Obama's legacy is already be making the difference. Philadelphia, Miss.—a town infamous for its KKK killings in 1964—has elected its first black mayor: James A. Young, a Pentecostal minister. The town has grappled with its history since three civil rights workers were murdered by Klansmen in 1964. And while the community of 7,300 is still mainly white, Young says that his victory was due in large part to Obama, whose campaign registered several black voters there.