The Barack Obama Page

We at BlackPast pay tribute to the singularly important event in African American history, the election of the first black president, through the Obama Page. From this central point visitors can find all information on or linked to BlackPast related to President Obama, his family, the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns, and his administration . As with all BlackPast features, this page will evolve as more resources are added.

Barack Obama: The Encyclopedia Profile

Michelle Obama: The Encyclopedia Profile

The Obama Presidential Campaign, 2008

The Significance of the Obama Victory, 2008 

The Speeches of Barack Obama:

Video Links to the Speeches of Barack Obama:

Profiles of Early Supporters:

Major Advisors:

African American Cabinet Members:

Other Prominent African American Officials in the Obama Administration:

Predecessors: Previous African American Candidates for the Presidency:


Election Map

Books on Obama:

The Obama Photo Gallery: