Obama Flashback: Video surfaces of Obama reciting "Black History Minute" in 1991 (lawyer, conspiracy)
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of Barack Obama hit YouTube on Thursday. The future president appeared on a televised “Black History Minutes” segment in 1991, the same year he graduated from Harvard law school.
The early video, originally broadcast by TBS as a public service announcement, may have been Obama’s first-ever appearance on national television.
The president made this video some five years before running for a state Senate seat in Illinois. The script, which he either memorized or read from a teleprompter, concerned the accomplishments of Charles Hamilton Houston, the African-American lawyer who taught Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.
What's the point of this? He's credited as Barack Obama. Sort of a cool clip. He hadn't had his second stint in Chicago at that point so perhaps the midwestern twang hadn't rubbed off yet. More of a Brookline standardized accent.
And I just learned how to properly use 'cadre' in a sentence. Thanks Black History Moment.
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