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John Russworm, abolitionist and founder of the nation's first Black newspaper, Freedom's Journal, was born in 1799 in Jamaica.

Today in Black America - Nov. 5

POSTED: November 05, 2008, 12:00 am

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The New York Times declares that racial barriers have fallen with the election of Senator Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States.


The New York Times looks at pioneers in the civil rights movement who see the culmination of their work in the election of Barack Obama as President.


The New York Times reports that Senator Barack Obama vaulted past the nation’s racial divide toward election to the presidency.


The Washington Post reports on the election of the nation’s first Black President.


The Washington Post reports on the outpouring in the streets at the news of the election of Barack Obama as President.


The Chicago Tribune reports on the marvel of the election of the nation’s first Black President.


The Chicago Tribune looks at the racial divide bridged by the Obama candidacy.


Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass looks at the Chicago connection between President-elect Barack Obama and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


The Chicago Tribune reports that President-elect Obama’s ancestral Kenyan community celebrated his victory last night.


The Los Angeles Times reports that white voters defied expectations and supported Barack Obama’s bid for the presidency.


The Baltimore Sun looks at the convergence of the youth and the minority vote in last night’s election.


The Detroit Free Press reports on the global celebration sparked by the election of Barack Obama.


The San Francisco Chronicle reports on the elation of Bay area Blacks over the election of Barack Obama.

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