Hillary Rodham Clinton put aside her differences with her Democratic presidential rival during a North Carolina campaign appearance.
Clinton says both she and Barack Obama have been inspirations for every American child to believe he or she can be president.
Clinton appeared last night at Wake Forest University with poet Maya Angelou. She said the 2008 presidential campaign is helping the country in letting go of sexism and racism.
Angelou has known Clinton since she was first lady of Arkansas and delivered a poem at Bill Clinton's first inauguration.
She is backing Clinton, but also spoke warmly of Obama, and Clinton dropped any criticisms of her opponent for the evening at the university's Wait Chapel.