Wednesday, November 5, 2008

This Day In History

Yesterday I stayed up until 12:00 AM watching the Presidential election, as the numbers rose my excitement grew larger and larger. Barrack Obama had been elected President of the United States. Now I know not everyone was in support of him, but even if you weren't, there is no denying the magnitude of what happened on November 4, 2008. Just a little Black History for you. Africans started out as Kings and Queens and through the passage to America were reduced to the role of slaves. From slaves we moved up to being counted as 1/3 of a person, we weren't even considered full American citizens. A few years later, we still didn't have access to many of our God given rights. We were shot, hanged, and brutally harassed for simply trying to express our opinion. And further ahead in the future we finally gained the right to vote. And last night on November 4, 2008 we elected the first African American President. My 80 year old grandmother who lived through watching her father be shot in the head by members of the KKK lived to see this happen. My only regret is that my Aunt, Adrienne, didn't live to see this happen but I know she's watching (luvv you). Regardless of who you voted for or what you believe in, I think we can all say we are proud of America for coming this far and for electing a President that belives in teh phrase "Yes we can". God Bless you all and God Bless America.