History: Barack Obama Elected First Black President Nov. 4, 2008 (video)

Eleven years ago today, November 4, 2008, Barack Obama was elected the first black President of the United States of America!

Obama became the 44th President of the U.S.

His inauguration took place January 20, 2009 in Washington, D.C.

Later that year he received the Nobel Piece Prize.

Read more on ebony.com.

Watch Obama's 2008 victory speech on C-SPAN's YouTube channel:

 
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