Senator Barack Obama made history as the first black man in the United States to be a major political party’s nominee for the office of the president. Obama accepted his party’s nomination in Denver at the Democratic National Convention at the end of August.
That night, a small, but anxious group of Africans gathered to watch Obama’s acceptance speech at Klub Afrika, a restaurant and night club in a Minneapolis suburb. The get-together was organized by Victor Abalo, a Togolese-American, who is one of the African outreach field coordinators for the Obama campaign
There was not much chit-chat as everyone’s eyes were glued on the suspended television set awaiting Obama’s speech that was screened live all over the world…. Read more here