After having looked at all of the major influences in Barack Obama’s life – his wife Michelle, his African American peers such as Reverend Al Sharpton and Reverend Jesse Jackson, his family, his schooling in Hawaii – we must now attempt to gather the strands of events outlined in the previous four parts of this work and see if a singular knot can be tied, or if there are stragglers.
“Michelle Obama’s family history…connects her to the essence of the African American experience.”
Barack Obama on the importance of democracy.
Parts one and two can be found here and here respectively. In Part 3 we investigate further Barack Obama’s clashes with Reverend Jesse Jackson on how to address the black […]
Part 1 was an introduction to this essay, explaining the various areas of Obama’s life and that of the African American that I would be dealing with. Now we start […]
This was being written before Obama was elected and was finished into his first few months in office. However, I feel the points raised are still relevant to his campaign today, hence I’m posting it. Here is the introduction.