President Barack Obama was elected the first recognized African-American president of the United States on November 5, 2008, transcending centuries of inequality in America.
Millions of African-Americans and people of color all over the world were inspired throughout his rise to the presidency. His presidential slogan, “Yes We Can”, is one of the most inspiring slogans in history which still resonates with people today.
We honour President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for their service and commitment to change in America. The videos below capture their rise to the Oval Office, special moments they shared and each one’s journey.