A MOMENT OF HISTORY IN AMERICA AS OBAMA CLAIMS THE PRESIDENCY

‘Yes, We Can’

President-elect Barack Obama has delivered an historic victory speech before a crowd of joyful, tearful supporters in Chicago.

The moment of history was clearly not lost on anyone as the first African-American to be elected President of the United States claimed the grand political prize of the world’s major superpower.

Barack Obama Claims Victory in Chicago, November 4-5, 2008

 

Obama’s speech echoed words and phrases of leaders from Abraham Lincoln to Martin Luther King as he sketched a portrait of an American democracy which has risen above the bigotry of the past to put a black man in the Oval Office of the White House. [Read more…]