EBONY Magazine's Person of the Year: Barack Obama

The Historic Journey Continues: Barack Obama aka "Mr. President" Special Collector's Edition: Barack Obama named Person of the Year
December 4, 2008 5:53:29 PM PST
He did it! Barack Obama has rightfully earned the historic title of President-elect! EBONY magazine conducted the first print interview and photo shoot with "Mr. President" since his Nov. 4 victory. The exclusive interview is the centerpiece of EBONY magazine's January 2009 special collector's edition, which chronicles the rise of Barack Obama to one of the most powerful positions in the world.

"We won because the American people mobilized for change. We had a great campaign, great volunteers, great staff. But it really was people at a grassroots level who carried our campaign financially, who carried it organizationally, and we don't want that to dissipate," Obama said during a Nov. 13 exclusive interview.

The January 2009 issue of EBONY magazine is a history buff's dream and a collector's treasure!

Complete with neverbefore- seen photos, insightful commentaries from all age groups and Barack Obama in his own words - it's a piece of history you don't want to miss. And subscribers will receive this special edition with a first-ever gold Ebony logo!

Ebony magazine's 'Person of the Year'

President-elect Barack Obama has electrified a nation and galvanized a movement among people of many races and ages.

His message of "change" has caught on and is on the verge of transforming a nation and a planet. That's why Ebony magazine selected Obama as its first-ever "Person of the Year." (p. 12)

Barack's Chicago: How a City Shaped a Man

What is Barack's Chicago? It's the Altgeld Gardens on the Far South Side, where he worked in the 1980s to remove toxic asbestos from the walls of a housing project?.and much, much more. (p. 64)

First Lady Style: Michelle Obama's Eclectic Taste

Since the moment Michelle Obama stepped onto the national stage, everyone's been talking. Who is this woman, and what is she wearing? (p. 108)

EBONY magazine, the No. 1 magazine for African-Americans, is published monthly and reaches over 12 million readers with each issue. Published by Johnson Publishing Company, Inc., the largest Black-owned publishing company in the world, EBONY magazine was founded in 1942 by the late Publisher and Chairman John H. Johnson. Linda Johnson Rice is chairman and CEO, Anne Sempowski Ward is president and COO and Eunice W. Johnson serves as the company's secretary and treasurer.

THE JANUARY ISSUE OF EBONY MAGAZINE IS ON SALE NATIONWIDE TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2008.


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