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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:31 PM

African American History | First Black Elected to Head Harvardís Law Review



The Harvard Law Review, generally considered the most prestigious in the country, elected the first black president in its 104-year history today. The job is considered the highest student position at Harvard Law School.

The new president of the Review is Barack Obama, a 28-year-old graduate of Columbia University who spent four years heading a community development program for poor blacks on Chicagoís South Side before enrolling in law school. His late father, Barack Obama, was a finance minister in Kenya and his mother, Ann Dunham, is an American anthropologist now doing fieldwork in Indonesia. Mr. Obama was born in Hawaii.

ĒThe fact that Iíve been elected shows a lot of progress,Ē Mr. Obama said today in an interview. ĒItís encouraging.

ĒBut itís important that stories like mine arenít used to say that everything is O.K. for blacks. You have to remember that for every one of me, there are hundreds or thousands of black students with at least equal talent who donít get a chance,Ē he said, alluding to poverty or growing up in a drug environment.

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http://3chicspolitico.com/2013/02/06/african-american-history-first-black-elected-to-head-harvards-law-review/

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noiretextatique Feb 2013 #1
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Cha Feb 2013 #3
freshwest Feb 2013 #4
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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:09 PM

1. ĒThe fact that Iíve been elected shows a lot of progressĒ

true then, and still true now.

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Response to noiretextatique (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:35 PM

2. It is. It really is! nt

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 02:58 AM

3. "Obama hung out in libraries as a young man"



http://theobamadiary.com/2013/02/02/what-theres-a-big-football-game-this-weekend/

Thank you for starting this thread on Black History Month, She! I love the President's path to being POTUS!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 01:26 PM

4. Obama interview on Chicago local television in 2004, speaking about his college days at Columbia



Shows what a serious young man Obama was and how he found his sense of humor, as he describes himself in the years before Harvard. Learning about his formative years helps to grasp the depth of commitment he has regarding serious issues and where his moral compass is. A poster commented on Obama's high stage of self-actualization, and I agree completely. This is a man who has been open and aware of all the people and needs about him most of his life. He continues to stay true to his values but keeps on learning. I believe in his intention.


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Response to freshwest (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 02:30 PM

5. Thank you for the video, freshweset!

You know I love to watch these old videos. Correction, any footage of Obama and his delightful family! They are all inspiring.

We are so very lucky to have this man in the White House. His honesty and integrity are leading this Country to a better tomorrow. The President, with our help, will lead us to a far brighter future!

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