This program was recorded on October 6th, 2021.
He was the nation's first African-American president; he passed the nation's first comprehensive health care insurance; and before he served a full year in office, he had already won the Nobel Peace Prize. Some looked on him as the standard bearer of a new, more-inclusive America; but he also evoked harsh criticism and visceral dislike among those who claimed he was a traitor, a socialist and not even American by birth. Join JB Andersen for a look at the accomplishments and the complicated ongoing legacy of President Barack Obama.
Co-sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of Minnesota [OLLI] with the financial support of the Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries.
J. B. Andersen is a historian and the creator of the popular History of the Presidents series for OLLI.