Before He Was U.S. President, Obama Made History at Harvard Law

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It is Presdents Day, also known as Washington's Birthday. Every February 15, Presidents both past and present are celebrated.

As TheStreet continues its special Black History video series, a look back at former President Barack Obama:

On February 6, 1990, Barack Obama became the first African-American to become President of the Harvard Law Review. While Obama played down the election, it gained national attention and would set the wheels in motion for another first.

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Obama was an Illinois State Senator from 1997 to 2004. Then, from 2005 to 2008, he served as a U.S. Senator from Illinois.

In 2008,  Obama became the first African-American to hold Presidential office. As the 44th President of the United States, Obama served from 2009-2017.

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"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."

To explore more historical milestones, watch the video playlist below:

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