Nowadays, every individual around the globe will with assurance tell you that Barack Obama has become one of the most high-ranking African Americans in history. Being only 43 years of age, Barak Obama has gone through both diverse legal and political career. Born in Hawaii, in the family of a white mother and a father from Kenya, Barak Obama has entered Columbia University that he has later successfully graduated from in order to later be occupied in organizing a housing project of public nature on the South Side of Chicago.
At the end of three years, after the graduation from Harvard Law School, present-day President of the USA made a decision in 1992 to return to the city of Chicago to get involved into the coordination of a campaign aimed at massive voter registration that encountered more than a hundred thousands of voters. Moreover, it has also done a good turn to secure Senator Carol Mosley Braun and Bill Clinton (the former leader of the nation) elections. Although Barak Obama was highly professional in working at large corporate organizations, with all professional qualities so characteristic of him he, instead, rejected those posts and struggled for local civil rights trying to fight employment and housing discrimination.
In a while, the President of the United States of nowadays was elected to the State Senate in Illinois. There Obama was quite well-known for his authoring and supportive activity for legislation, for being a staunch supporter of liberalism, that provided poor residents with health insurance and working places. While holding his position in the Illinois State Senate, Barack Obama also introduced a decree of death penalty reform in addition to his fundamental activity that was later claimed the most liberal and progressive in the USA and became a jumping off point for the increase of the AIDS care and prevention programs financial support.
The year 2004 was momentous for the political career of Obama. Swift movement of it was when Barak Obama started his USA Senate campaign on the Democratic ticket. Political company was crowned with success when Obama gained victory over Alan Keyes. Nowadays, Barak Obama is the only representative of African American race holding a post in the USA Senate and the fifth in the history to do so. In 2004 Obama was also selected to be the Democratic National Convention keynote speaker. Such an honour had been bestowed in the history of the US upon only two representatives of African Americans.
For all the contributions impossible to value to the USA history and African American, beyond all doubt Obama has a remarkable effect upon society.