Making a Splash: Joe Biden Returns to His Old Lifeguard Chair

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Aquatic Center in his adopted hometown, The News Journal reported. Asked about President Trump, Biden reportedly said, "I am going to have to be careful what I say". On Monday, that pool in Wilmington, Delaware, was renamed the Joseph R. Biden Jr.

"The only thing I know how to do to is I know how to organize a little bit", Biden said, "and bring people together, that's what I tried to make my whole career about". On Monday, Biden was honored by the pool he once guarded. "Thank you very much", Biden said shortly before the large sign on the bathhouse was unveiled to a cheering crowd. I owe this neighborhood.

He later added, "I've received an bad lot of wonderful honors all my career". "I'd turn on the television and see and listen to Dr. [Martin Luther] King and others, but I didn't know any black people".

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"It's a great honor". Back in 1962, the Scranton, Pennsylvania, native took a job in Wilmington, Delaware, to broaden his perspectives on race by working as a lifeguard in a predominantly African-American community. More than four decades later, he went on to serve as vice president for Barack Obama, the first black president in the U.S. Biden was instrumental in saving lives through the passage of the Affordable Care Act and with his long-standing efforts to end violence against women. Before he represented DE as a senator for 36 years, he was a New Castle County Council member in 1969.

Biden, who lived in Mayfield, Delaware, worked at the inner-city pool as a teen.