For many blacks, reelec­tion pro­vides irrefutable evi­dence that pres­i­dency was hardly a his­tor­ical fluke.

Obama’s vic­tory meant a great deal to vet­erans of the civil rights move­ment. “I am com­pletely exhil­a­rated,” said Mar­garet Burnham, a law pro­fessor at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity. “This vic­tory gives us an oppor­tu­nity to ful­fill the promises of democ­racy all across the country. It will be a more inclu­sive country. We have a pres­i­dent who has made it clear he’s on the side of working people.”

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