Just one year ago, Barack H. Obama was elected to the most powerful position in the world, validating the dream of seeing the first African-American serve as President of the United States. We take a look back at that historic moment as well as several other memorable occasions where he and the First Family have made history during the last year.
Winning the Election
Senator Barack Obama won the election on November 4, 2008 becoming the 44th president of the United States and the country’s first Black commander-in-chief.
“America, I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight,” he said in front of thousands in Chicago.