By Post Staff
Barack Obama called for sweeping social and political reforms as part of a movement “from the bottom up” during a speech to thousands of supporters in downtown Oakland on March 17. “The country calls us, history beckons us… there’s a better future for America,” said Obama, as he was greeted by supporters who waved signs bearing his name.
The civil rights struggle and voting rights movement for women proved ordinary people “can make change… we can speak with a million voices,” said Obama. Oakland Mayor Ronald V. Dellums introduced Obama and also called for an end to the war in Iraq. The former state legislator and civil rights attorney hopes to become the first Black President of the United States. Polls show the Illinois Senator is closing the gap on frontrunner New York Senator and former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. Read more