Just one year ago, Barack H. Obama was elected to the most powerful position in the world, validating the dream of seeing the first African-American serve as President of the United States. We take a look back at that historic moment as well as several other memorable occasions where he and the First Family have made history during the last year.
“In my country, African-Americans have thrived in every sector of society. We’ve done so despite a difficult past, and we have drawn strength from our African heritage,” said President Obama during his address to the Ghanaian Parliament on July 11. The First Family also toured the Cape Coast Castle and learned about the trans-Atlantic slave trade.