Barack Obama’s political career unfolded beneath the gaze of a watchful nation that found itself able to embrace its first President of African descent in 2008. But before his ascension to the Whitehouse, Obama travelled a personal and complex journey. A boy who had lost his father. One of only 3 black students at his high school. A community organizer in the poverty-stricken communities of South Side Chicago. The first African-American editor of the Harvard Law Review. Author, advocate, and State Senator. The story of America’s 44th President is moving, layered, and uniquely his own.