November 4, 2008. This is a moment to remember. I remember wondering when I would see that day that America would have its first black president. Now, this day lives in history as one of the most important in American history – not just modern American history, but the entirety of our nation’s history.
“An amazing moment in American history…going back 389 years.” – Eugene Robinson, Washington Post
“The ultimate color line has been crossed.” – David Gregory, NBC
“You are about to go on one of the greatest journeys of your life.” – President George W. Bush, congratulating President-Elect Barack Obama
“The struggle, the suffering the pain and everything we tried to do to create a more perfect union, it was worth it.” – Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, veteran of the Civil Rights movement
Updated July 16, 2020 by Stewart Mader