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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

November 4, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - It was a night of celebration at the Albany Barack Obama Headquarters, where supporters gathered to watch the election returns.  And when the announcement came that Obama had won the election, wild cheers erupted from the crowd packed into the small room.

Then confetti and high fives.  And lots of tears and hugs. For the South Georgia supporters of Barack Obama, the announcement of his Presidential victory set off a celebration.

 Dr. Charles King, Junior said "This is not only something for African Americans to celebrate, but for everyone to celebrate. Because it represents togetherness. Everybody to come together and that's what we need for this country to be better."

After the cheers, they sang a hymn, and then said a prayer. A prayer that America comes out of this election to join together for the future.

Dr. Lillian Robinson said "This means closure for some, a new beginning for others, a celebration for all of us.

These Obama supporters say they hope his election can end what they call the division of America, and lead to great things. 

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