Barack Obama makes history

June 4, 2008 |  by  |  Breaking News
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Obama takes the nomination and becomes historyOn August 23 1963, Martin Luther King stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and made an iconic statement.

He had a dream.

That same day, Barack Obama was born. Tuesday, June 3, 2008, Barack Obama became the Democratic Party nominee for president of the United States.

MLK’s dream has been furthered.

As Barack Obama addressed a standing room only crowd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he told the 18,000 in attendance that history had been made and that his supporters lay at the root of this historic night.

Obama called for unity. Whether Clinton gave it is hardly a question.

Obama is the first African American of any major U.S. political party in its history to secure their party’s nomination. The same year that Obama was born, there were race segregation and blatant violations of civil rights. Now he has the opportunity to lead that same country.

The world has been watching the United States throughout this campaign and when they arise Wednesday morning, they will look to America in a little different way. Here is Barack Obama, a son of a man born in Africa, who has grown up to earn the right to be one of the two candidates to compete to lead the free world.

 


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