Wednesday, June 4, 2008

HISTORY.

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Senator Barack Obama has become the first African American to secure a presidential nomination of a major political party.  In honor of this historic moment in our nation's history, I've compiled photos of Barack Obama on the campaign trail leading up to his victory:

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Barack with wife Michelle announce his candidacy for President at the Old State Capitol, February 2007 in Springfield, IL.

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Michelle Obama speaking at New York Historical Society's Women in Public Life Annual Strawberry Festival Benefit Luncheon, June 2007.

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Barack Obama hosts, 'A Night At the Apollo', in Harlem, NY, November 2007.

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Barack and Michelle with Oprah Winfrey; Manchester, New Hampshire, December 2007.

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Rally for Change event, January 2008 in Jersey City, NJ

Supporters participate in a town hall meeting prior to CNN debate in Los Angeles, January 2008:

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Photos: Wireimage

2 comments:

affrodite said...

that's a beautiful photo essay that you've compiled.

i'm similar to you in that i'm no expert in politics either but this year's democratic primary has transcended politics and become a story of hope for so many people. besides, barack has the ability to captivate an audience. when he's speaking, i want to hear what he has to say, and i feel inspired. i love that he has managed to keep his head up and avoid what an episode of the boondocks affectionately calls having "a nig** moment" with all of the mudslinging that has been thrown his way.

in the words of dj khalid..."'cause we takin' over, one city at a time". Obama 08!

Tracey said...

Thanks Affrodite!
Obama has and continues to inspire many people - I'll have to check out that episode of the boondocks, I think I missed that one!