Nelson Mandela:

“Your victory has demonstrated that no person anywhere in the world should not dare to dream of wanting to change the world for a better place.”

Bishop Desmond Tutu:

“Obama’s victory tells people of color that for them, the sky’s the limit. We have a new spring in our walk and our shoulders are straighter.”

Architect Mamdouh al-Sobaihi:

“For the first time, I feel that the phrase ‘I hereby declare that all men are created equal’ from the U.S. Declaration of Independence really came to life for me today. U.S. history has returned to it’s roots. The forefathers would be very pleased with [this] election.”

Japanese photographer/painter Terumi Hino:

“I think this means the United States can go back to being admired as the country of dreams.”

British Librarian Jackie Humphries:

“I can’t believe that America has voted in a black president. It makes me feel like there is a future that includes all of us.”

Kenyan student John Omandi:

“It’s something we never thought we would achieve. I’m so happy that America has set an example to the whole world, that any one of us can make it.”

It’s a beautiful day, huh?world



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