Last night was a very historic moment for the United States of America. As much as I have disagreed with Obama on policy issues, I am proud to live in an America that has elected an African American President. This is more than just a symbolic moment. This is more than cracks in a glass ceiling. This is real history. Never again should an African American believe anything less than their ability to achieve anything in the United States. This country provides the freedom for anyone to achieve the highest office in the nation. This is inspiring and brings hope to millions of people in this country, and today I am proud of this fact. I am proud at what this nation has overcome over the past 50 years. We have come from a nation so divided that people of different colors drank from different water fountains, to a nation where people of all colors have come together and have chosen an African American to be their national leader.

Below is Obama’s acceptance speech in three parts, and then below that is McCain’s concession speech in two parts.

Barack Obama’s Acceptance Speech – Part 1

Barack Obama’s Acceptance Speech – Part 2

Barack Obama’s Acceptance Speech – Part 3

John McCain’s Concession Speech – Part 1

John McCain’s Concession Speech – Part 2