In this week’s In View, we highlight former President Barack H. Obama, the 44th president of the United States of America. President Obama, who is an attorney was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.


1 – Ronald H. Brown, the first African-American to head the Democratic National Committee born, 1941

2 – Gabrielle Douglas become first African-American to win the women’s All-Around and team Olympic gold medals in gymnastics in 2012

3- Atlanta Daily World begin publication in 1928, founded by William A. Scott, III

4- Barack Obama born, 1961

5- First electric traffic light invented by Garrett Morgan, Cleveland, OH, 1914

6 – President Lyndon Johnson signs the voting bill rights, 1965

7- Ralph Bunche, first African-American, Nobel Peace Prize Winner. Born 1903

8- Matthew A. Henson, explorer, and first to reach North Pole, born 1866