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Law School Senior Lecturer Barack Obama wins U.S. Senate seat

    Video: Barack Obama
Barack Obama at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

 

Barack Obama, Senior Lecturer in the Law School, has won Illinois' U.S. Senate seat with 70% of the vote in the 2004 election.

Obama was the keynote speaker at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. A transcript of his speech can be found here.

In 2001, Obama was the speaker at the University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day memorial. The annual public service honoring King was held in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel on Monday, Jan. 21.

Click here to watch the video (requires Quicktime).

The Coordinating Council for Minority Issues, the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Committee and Rockefeller Memorial Chapel staff members organized the festivities for the 2001 Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the University.


In the news:
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[ny times]

Nov. 3, 2004

“Barack Obama's landslide victory sets stage for national role”
[chicago tribune]

Nov. 3, 2004


“Final debate offers spirit, substance”
[chicago sun-times]

Oct. 27, 2004

“Obama gets defensive in Illinois debate”
[cnn]

Oct. 27, 2004

“Keyes, Obama disagree sharply”
[chicago tribune]

Oct. 27, 2004

“Barack Obama more than star; he's best choice for senator”
Rockford Register Star

Oct. 25, 2004

“Obama for the U.S. Senate”
[chicago tribune]

Oct. 24, 2004

“The Skin Game”
[chicago tribune]

Oct. 24, 2004

“Years as an outsider give Obama the ability to relate”
St. Louis Today

Oct. 23, 2004

“I've got a competitive nature”
[chicago sun-times]

“Obama, Keyes question each other”
[cnn]

Oct. 22, 2004

“Rivals take gloves off in first televised Senate debate”
[chicago sun-times]

Oct. 22, 2004

Oct. 3, 2004

“Her plan went awry, but Michelle Obama doesn't mind”
[chicago tribune]

Aug. 31, 2004

“Breaking down Obama”
[chicago sun-times]

Aug. 9, 2004

“Obama Draws Roars of Approval at DNC”
[chicago tribune]

July 28, 2004

VIDEO: “Barack Obama is in the national spotlight”
[abc]

July 28, 2004

“Obama delivers keynote speech at Democratic National Convention”
[abc]

July 28, 2004

“Obama's a star who doesn't stick to the script”
[chicago tribune]

July 27, 2004

“A Surprise Senate Contender Reaches His Biggest Stage Yet”
[ny times]

July 26, 2004

“Rising Star Obama Addressing Democrats”
[ny times]

July 26, 2004

“Ill. Candidate Readies for National Stage”
[chicago tribune]

July 25, 2004

“Obama, Ryan debate about debates”
[chicago tribune]

June 14, 2004

“'I have a deep faith'”
[chicago sun-times]

April 5, 2004

  • Law School Lecturer Barack Obama wins Democratic primary for U.S. Senate
    “The new face of the Democratic Party -- and America”
    salon.com

    March 30, 2004

    “Obama routs Democratic foes; Ryan tops crowded GOP field”
    [chicago tribune]

    March 17, 2004

    “Obama beats Hull's cash, Hynes' name”
    [chicago sun-times]

    March 17, 2004

    “As Quickly as Overnight, a New Democratic Star Is Born”
    [ny times]

    March 17, 2004

    “The Illinois Senate race: Money and Brains”
    [economist]

    March 11, 2004

    “Hynes pounces on Obama at last debate”
    [chicago sun-times]

    March 11, 2004

    “Ill. Lawmaker Steps Up Senate Campaign”
    [guardian]

    March 10, 2004

     

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