This Day in Black History: Oct. 23, 2008

Sen. Barack Obama leaves campaign trail to be with ailing grandmother.

Posted: 10/23/2011 07:00 AM EDT
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Sen. Barack Obama left the campaign trail to visit his ailing grandmother, who later passed away, in Hawaii. The unusual move came just 11 days before the presidential election.

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