Barack Obama - America's First African-American President
On November 4th, 2008, Barack Obama was elected President, making him the first African-American President of the United States. His victory in the 2008 election made a powerful statement about how far the country has come on the issue of race.
Explore Barack Obama's early life, his years at Harvard, and his courtship with Michelle Obama. See his political path as the first African-American president and his work on the ACA, the Iran Nuclear Deal, and the Paris Climate Accords.
Learn about Michelle Obama's early life, her years at Princeton and Harvard, and her marriage and family life with Barack Obama. Explore her efforts as the first African-American First Lady, including her Let's Move! campaign and her focus on girls' education.