This Day in Black History: Nov. 4, 2008

Barack Obama is elected the first Black president of the United States.

Posted: 11/04/2011 09:39 AM EDT
Barack Obama, sworn in as president

Illinois Senator Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States. The Democratic candidate was the first African-American to be nominated by a major party, and the first to win election. He tallied 365 electoral votes to 173 for his Republican opponent, Sen. John McCain of Arizona.

 (Photo: Jae C. Hong/AP)

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