Politics

Obama’s Historic Nomination: A Homecoming for African Immigrants

Barack Obama accepted his partys nomination for the presidency at the The Democratic National Convention on August 28, 2008.

DENVER, AUGUST 28 2008: Barack Obama accepted his party's nomination for the presidency at the The Democratic National Convention on August 28, 2008.

By Nelima

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

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