When: November 4, 2008
Where: United States of America
On Tuesday, November 4th, 2008, Barack Obama was elected as the first Black President of the United States. Throughout both of his terms in office, Obama shone as a beacon for the Black Atlantic globally as conversations were struck up from Canada to the United Kingdom about the very real possibilities of Black leaders. Many of Obama’s changes in office resulted in positive change for African-Americans as a whole in the United States. Overall, Obama’s election ignited hope globally for the future of Black people.
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