Barack Obama wins

I just want to record this historic day: the election of the first black President of the United States of America.

Recently in the U.K. we celebrated the bicentenary of the the Act of Parliament to abolish the slave trade in the U.K., and the work of William Wilberforce. Americans are drawing parallels today with the work of Martin Luther King a few decades ago, and of course there are the events of the American Civil War in between. African Americans are rightly excited by this development, which they have waited for for a long time, and it will be interesting to see how the river of racial equality continues to flow over the next few years.

“God bless America!”

Link to Obama's impressive victory speech.