Barak Obama Wins Nomination: OMG He’s Black!

Obama is black and will be back during the fall for the real election according the the latest AP tally. This marks the closest a black person ever came to becoming president. Hopefully, Obama is going to break another record before the end of the year. Or else, we will be in Iraq for 1,000 more years. God help us.

Black African-American history:

1517 – Spain begins black plantation slavery (slave trade).
1619 – Slaves arrive in Jamestown.
1787 – U.S. Constitution defines and establishes legal slavery.
1850 – The Fugitive Slave Act, allows returning slaves to their owner, even if found in non-slave states.
1857 – The Dred Scott Supreme Court decision which has the effect of legalizing slavery in all the states.
1860 – Abraham Lincoln elected President.
1861-1865 – The American Civil War.
1863 – The Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves in the Confederate states in rebellion.
1860’s – The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments effectively legal slavery.
1877 – Reconstruction officially ends in the South, allowing anti-negro laws to re-emerge in force. Jim Crow laws and the KKK arise as well.
1896 – The Plessy v. Ferguson Supreme Court case allows segregated schools.
1925 – KKK members number well over 1,000,000 in the US. A parade of 50,000 members marched in Washington, D.C.
1947 – Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier in Major League Baseball.
1948 – Armed Forces integrated.
1954 – Brown v. Board of Education declares school segregation illegal.
1963 – March on Washington for civil rights.
1964 – The Civil Rights Act is signed into law by President Johnson.
1965 – The Voting Rights Act is signed into law.
1967 – Thurgood Marshall becomes the first African-American Supreme Court Justice.
1968 – Martin Luther King assassinated.
2008 – Senator Barack Obama becomes the first African-American nominee for President by the Democratic party.

[Sources: AP via Digg, Tony the Misfit on Flickr]

8 Thoughts on “Barak Obama Wins Nomination: OMG He’s Black!”

  1. […] THIS PAGE LIST KEY MOMENT OF BLACK HISTORY Until yesterday the last listing on it was ‘1968 – Martin Luther King assassinated’. Not any more. […]

  2. Your posting is very informative but, sad to say it is misleading. You listed a series of events as Black history but have not mentioned anything before slavery. Black history begins with Kings and Queens leading civilizations well before slavery began (think Egyptians, Ethiopians, Zulus, the Ashanti tribe, ect…). An important period of Black history began with the displacement of people through slavery but that is Not the Commencement of Black History.

    Thank you for your positive website. Please make the necessary amendments.

    -Ms. Deetjen

  3. @Ms. Deetjen: You are right. I was focusing on African-American history and not that of all Blacks. I have therefore changed my original story. As a side note though, Ancient Egyptians are generally thought of as being either Semites or Whites, not Blacks.

  4. That is a pretty awesome headline.

    Also, I’m really glad Obama won. He’s not my favorite politician ever, but McCain is useless and I’m sick to death of Hillary.

  5. I don’t understand what you mean by saying “we will be in Iraq for 1,000 more years”. Is Obama in support of Iraq war?

  6. No, McCain said that if he is elected president, we will be in Iraq until “the job is done”–even if it takes the next thousand years.

  7. I just wanted to say that we live in America, people need to wake up and smell the coffee. It’s black until we put creamer in it are people going to stop drinking coffee because it is black? How stupid can people be? If people that are prejudice look back in their ancestry they’ll probably have all different types of people from different colors in their family. But, people don’t want to wake up and realize that their just as much of a heinz as anyone else! People think that if they put others down that makes them better than others, well that in my opinion makes them horrible people and they must not be happy in their life to be able to hurt people just because they don’t look like they do or act like they do, well guess what all people have red blood just like they do! Are they going to dye their blood just to be different? You can’t get away from the fact that all people came from basically the same place, regardless of what anyone believes. We came from somewhere, where no one really knows, but we are all human and as a human you need to be acting as such not as an animal trying to protect a territory. Are people really that ignorant to believe that eliminating people because they are of a certain race that they can make people not exist, wrong they do exist and they are probably related to you, look it up! What are you going to do then when you find out that you are of relation to another race? You’ll probably be really confused, maybe you just need to accept the fact that there are differences in all people even the ones you believe are just like you!!!!

  8. I agree with Marley’s point, above. Unfortunately, I think there will always be people who cannot get passed somebody’s skin colour, or what ethnicity he or she is. Thankfully, today, that is only a minority of people as we can see with recent polls showing Obama surpassing McCain by at least 5 or 6 points.

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