History Matters | Barack Obama
by Angela Brown
In 2008, Barack Obama became the first African-American president to be elected president of the United States. He made more than history. He resurrected the hope within blacks in America for a much brighter and more unified future.
Angela Brown principal of Dillard Elementary narrates this installment of our mini series. Born in Honolulu, Barack Obama attended Columbia University and later represented the 13th District in theIllinois Senate from 1997 to 2004. He was elected president in 2009 and re-elected in 2012 for his second term.