P. Diddy on inspiration to educate youth on voting

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P. Diddy says that his critically acclaimed role in Broadway's The Raisin in the Sun inspired him to get young people involved in the voting process.

"I was playing Walter E. Unger, who was growing up on the South Side of Chicago in 1959," he says. "My life and his are totally different. It had me face the reality that I was under-appreciating the freedoms I had. I wanted to do something positive with my power. I have a gift to communicate to young people, to get through to them and also my race. … It's time for us to get involved, educated, motivated—we can change the world. We can control the destiny of our future in this country, but we have to vote. I believe we're going to vote November 2nd. The revolution will be televised. Mark my words."
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FROM: Oprah's Voting Party
Published on September 29, 2004

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