Obama takes historic spot as first black president and aims to unite nation in hope
Published 01/20/2009, Associated Press
UPDATED 6:12 p.m.
WASHINGTON – Before a jubilant crowd of more than a million, Barack Hussein Obama claimed his place in history as America’s first black president, summoning a dispirited nation to unite in hope against the “gathering clouds and raging storms” of war and economic woe.
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