In Honor of Black History Month: Barack Obama
post by Ashli Prescott
In Honor of Black History Month: President Barack Obama (1961-Present)
First African American President of the United States
Perhaps one of the biggest milestones in our nation's history was the election of Barack Obama as our 44th President. His life leading up to his presidency was nothing short of amazing as he has graduated from Columbia University and Harvard Law School. He also held the title of Civil Rights attorney and taught Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago Law School. Among countless other academic and legislative accomplishments, his election as President demolished the barriers that were once upheld in the White House, as we have only previously seen Caucasian Presidents. The 2008 Election proved to be the change that our society was desperately in need of. Although race should not have to be a factor in what makes a good president, our country needed a wakeup call that any U.S. citizen of any background should hold office if they have the knowledge and drive to do so. The celebrations of his victory were heard loud and clear throughout the nation, further proving this was the catalyst needed to push forward for a more positive, tolerant, and understanding future.
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." - Barack Obama
Which historical figure do you think has demolished barriers and paved the way for change?
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