From Harlem to LA, African-Americans turn out to vote for Obama
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Americans voted en masse to elect the first black president of the United States, Barack Obama. From Harlem to Los Angeles, our special correspondents followed events in the African-American community at this historic moment.
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On November 4,
It all began in January 2008, with an Obama victory in the first national caucuses in
It was at then that real hope emerged within the nation’s black community. Support groups sprang up around the country, swelling the ranks of the “Obamamaniacs” and serving as evidence that the
Yet, even after Obama was nominated at the Democratic Convention, the black community had persistent fears that the country’s white population would hesitate once in the polling booth. History has contradicted these fears, for it was with votes from all the nation’s communities that Barack Obama was elected the 44th president of the
Emmanuel Saint-Martin and Thierry Vivier, special correspondents for
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