Obama's election gives some black Missouri leaders hope

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 | 8:46 p.m. CST; updated 12:17 p.m. CST, Thursday, November 6, 2008

JEFFERSON CITY — As Democrat Barack Obama assumes the position of president-elect in the U.S., many Missouri black leaders said this may open doors for a black politician to become a statewide elected official.