by LESLIE HANNON
(ROCHESTER NY)--Hundreds gathered at the Liberty Pole on Saturday to celebrate news of Donald Trump's electoral defeat, just hours after news media called the 2020 presidential election for Joe Biden.
The mood was jubilant. People danced, ate pizza, hugged, and laughed.
While the current administration may soon be a thing of the past, revelers we spoke with acknowledged there is still a lot of work to do to become a nation that equitably serves all of its people.
Nonetheless, participants in Saturday's celebration said they were enjoying a well-needed and well-earned respite from the division and vitriol that has characterized US political life under Trump.
LESLIE HANNON is a photographer and volunteer contributor for Reclaiming the Narrative. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.