A look at the early life of Barack Obama. Before he became President of the United States, he was one of the few black students at Columbia University NY in the early 80's. Faced with judgmental and racist opinions all around him, he tries to find his place in the world.
Before he was Barack, he was...
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Barry is seen wearing a Casio F91W watch throughout the movie. The movie is set in the early 1980's, but that model watch wasn't released until 1991. See more
You know, every time I open my mouth in class, it's like... I'm supposed to speak on behalf of all Black people. Meanwhile, I, uh... I quit going to Black Student Union meetings because I didn't feel like I belong there either.
The world is a big place, honey. You'll find your way.
I Shall Be Released
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Nina Simone
Courtesy of RCA Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing See more