Thursday, November 6, 2008

What A Great Day!

Peering through the hour glass of my life, I’ve seen so much, and have so much yet to see. But, witnessing the election of the first black president is the peak of it all. Barak Obama on Nov. 4, 2008 became the United States of America’s 44th president. Never would I have believed that in my lifetime that I would’ve been able to witness such an event.
Seeing him and his family (wife and two daughters) on stage together united brought a warmth to my heart that I just can’t explain. Knowing that they are to become the first family of the USA, the first African-American family to live in the Whitehouse, and will be representatives of this now what I call great country. This truly was a historical moment.
Knowing our history in this country, from slavery to now presidency, is truly remarkable. There is a new hope in the air, a belief that anything can be attained and achieved. I know that a lot of work still needs to be done, especially in the uplifting of the people, but this is a wonderful start.
He based he campaign on the slogan, “Change”, and that is exactly what this country has received. His acceptance speech was not only moving but it united people. He stood on that stage not a Black president, but a leader. Not a leader of Black people, but a leader of the people. He gave meaning to the “United” in the United States of America. For the first time in my life I am proud to be an American. I began to believe that this country can become great. Great not only for the elite, but great for all Americans at all stages of life. Tears welled up in my eyes and joy filled my heart. Malcolm’s message and Martin’s dream have been realized on this glorious day.
I couldn’t call enough people. I couldn’t yell loud enough. I couldn’t stomp my feet hard enough. Oh my GOD, we have a Black President! A Black first lady! A man of color is in charge of the United States of America! What a historical moment in history this is. Hope is alive and change is here! Change has come to America!


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