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Michigan and the Obama years

On election night, Nov. 4, 2008, Shari Scott screams at the announcement that Barack Obama has won the presidency. Scott was among the volunteers and supporters celebrating victory at Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac. Obama's status as the first black president remains a huge source of pride for African-Americans in Detroit and other parts of the state, along with supporters of all colors.

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Michigan and the Obama years