Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Barack Obama had to overcome the difficulty of having multiracial parents at a time when that was frowned upon. Through his childhood and teenage years, he struggled with issues of identity. Things began to make sense when he graduated from Columbia University and began working in Chicago communities. After graduating from Harvard Law School, he became a civil rights attorney and professor.
He ran for president in 2008 and won, staying in office until 2017. He is definitely a 21st century president and was the first president to upload his weekly addresses to YouTube.