November 4th in African American History – Barack Hussein Obama

Barack Hussein ObamaNovember 4, 2008 Barack Hussein Obama was elected the first African American President of the United States.

Obama defeated John McCain 52.9% to 45.7% in the popular vote and 365 to 173 in the Electoral College vote. Turnout for the election was the highest in 40 years.

Following the announcement of Obama’s victory, spontaneous celebrations broke out in cities across the United States and around the world.

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