Can Augusta's 'firsts' create change?

Updated: August 21, 2012, 8:54 AM ET
By Farrell Evans | ESPN.com

We are a culture obsessed with firsts. The rise of Barack Obama from a little-known junior senator from Illinois to the White House in the span of just a couple of years was energized by the appeal of electing the first African-American president.

For years, I would read every week about the first black person to do this or that in Jet magazine, whose editors often called these men and women pioneers and trailblazers.

What I remember most about the space program was that Neil Armstrong ...

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