Former Illinois Senator and author who was elected the forty-fourth, and very first African American President of the United States.
As a youth he used alcohol in part to distract himself from the fundamental questions he had concerning his identity.
He was the first African-American president of the United States of America, an incredible accomplishment.
His mother was born in Kansas and his father was born in Kenya; and they were married in Hawaii in 1961, but they seperated later that year.
During his run for presidency, Oprah Winfrey was a big supporter, famously crying tears of happiness during his victory speech.