Politics & Government

June 3, 2008 6:00 PM

Obama shatters another racial barrier

There are moments in American history when the country knows that things have changed. An enemy attacks. A leader is struck down. A new one emerges. Barriers are broken, in sports, in science, in popular culture. One small step for a man. Windows. 9-11. And now, Barack Obama. The first African-American to secure the presidential nomination of a major political party.

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