“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed".
By Sanya Harrison
A new day has dawned in the history of all mankind as the four corners of the world responds with jubilation as democratic Barack Obama became the first African American to become president of the United States of America.
This historic moment came after a long and more importantly significant campaign season as it is the first time in history since independence that an African American will grace the seats of the oval office and take reign in the white house.
This is definitely a revolutionary moment:
Obama has triumphed despite the many obstacles that stood in his way. He is the reality of Martin Luther King’s dream; “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “we hold these truth to be self-evident: that all men are created equal”. Barack Obama has become a symbol to so many people who have waited a long time to reap the rewards of their struggles, from all the brave heroes of past generations who have so selfishly fought for the dream that he has made a reality. To all the people of the world of all races whom have suffered through many racial and social injustices. He is a beacon of hope for all mankind as he as proven that you can overcome any feet in life regardless of the color of your skin or how many hurdles you have to cross.
The newly elected president addressed the nation in Chicago where he gave another symbolic speech in which he declared that “if there is anyone who still doubt that dreams can still come through in America," can now have reassured hopes as he is a breathing testament of his own words.
"We’ve come a along way from the old injustices…” are some of the words senator John McCain gave in his post election speech as he congratulates Barack Obama on his victory. This victory has cemented the dreams not only of Martin Luther King but for all who can now live in a nation where they can no longer be judged solely by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
Obama rose from humbles roots from being raised by a single mother to charge forth with vigorous ambitions to win the hearts and votes of many. The charismatic leader has proven the depth of character with a display of strong integrity and morals while he remains true to the fundamental values and visions he believes will bring the change that his country and the world at large needs.
The newly elected president Barack Obama will be sworn in office on January 20th 2009 to officially begin his presidency.