Chills ran across my body last night after realizing that one day this image will be in a history book. To witness this amazing moment in history has been a highlight of my life and I will never forget the feeling I received after hearing the newscaster say, "Barack Obama is the President Elect of the United States!" It's amazing to me that the President of the United States is a black man just like my father, Terrence, and my grandfathers, Jack and George. It also brings me great pride to know that the First Lady is a black woman just like my mother, Latarsha and my grandmothers, Alice and Jean. This is an image that I thought I would have never experienced, but now that it is happening I can finally say that I am proud to be an American. I am also proud to be a black female in America.
After asking people what Barack Obama's presidency meant to them in one word, here are a few of the words I got:
After hearing these encouraged responses from my peers and seeing the Obama pride around campus, I am extremely excited to see what Barack Obama will do for not only America, but the world. I still don't think people understand the magnitude of the history that we all have witnessed. This moment will be in history books one day. Barack Obama has endured through threats, struggles, family deaths, and so much more for us! Not only for himself and his family, but for ME AND YOU AND YOU AND YOU AND YOU!!! Barack has given the African American community hope, he has given the Mexican American community hope, he has given the European American community hope! I think that he has instilled a feeling of hope and progress and change in every one of his supporters.
These two girls said they stayed up all night and watched the election and when they found out Obama was the new President, they immediately ran and created these shirts! I thought they were amazing when I saw them in class.
Well, I know that I could ramble and ramble all day about how excited I am to see Barack Obama in the White House. I could also go on and on about how much I think Michelle Obama is going to rise, and finally give the real black women of America a voice. They are both major role models to me and I think that children of the future will always believe in possibility. The children of the future will read about the Presidents prior to Obama, and the way that we thought there would NEVER be a black President, and they will LAUGH! I believe that my own little sister and brother will grow up and not only will they know that they can do anything....But they will believe it and they will conquer the impossible.