Yes the polls suggested it
And yes the campaigns alluded to it
But now it is a reality, it is just an amazing truth
The american people have by a landslide chosen an African American as their next leader!
You may not realize how ground breaking this is but a little look at history
First African American slaves arrive in Virginia in 1619 and slavery was first legalized in 1641.
Slavery carried on for 2 centuries and was eventually abolished in 1865 by the passing of the thirteenth amendment to the United staes constitution
The picture is of an african slave with keloids [raised scars] on his back as a result of whipping by his supervisor
The majority of the slaves came from the west coast of Africa
During the American war of independence, initially both the revolutionaries and the loyalists recruited black slaves into their armies.
However for a short period, George Washington put a ban on recruiting black soldiers. However due to man power shortages He lifted the ban in 1776
The loyalists promised there fighting black men their freedom but on losing the war, the americans declared all slaves 'property' to be returned
In 1863 President Abraham Lincoln issued the emancipation proclamation, freeing all slaves in the southern states.
In 1865 the thirteenth amendment was passed abolishing slavery in the united states and the fourteenth amendment 3 years later granted full american citizenship to all african americans.