I was in attendance for the first inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States, which took place on Tuesday, January 20, 2009. What a historic moment in his life and the lives of many people! I will never forget being there to witness history. I was pleased with his performance, and I admire his leadership style!
Like many others, I did not agree with all of his decisions. However, he deserved another chance to complete his mission. Miraculously, President Obama was re-elected for a second term! Click here to read more about his 2nd inauguration, which coincided with the Dr. King holiday. Despite the election and re-election of President Obama, the killings of unarmed people of color let us know that we still have a long way to go!