Barack Obama Facts – 66 Interesting Facts About Barack Obama
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Facts about Barack Obama
Soon after, his father returned to Kenya
His mother remarried in 1965 to Lolo Soetoro, a University of Hawaii student from Indonesia
Obama has a half sister Maya Soetoro Ng, was born in 1970.
Anarchy in Indonesia and fearing her son’s safety, Barak was sent to his maternal grandparents in Hawaii
His mother and half-sister later joined them.
Barack means blessed in Swahili and it was also his Kenyan father’s name
His childhood name was Barry
Obama enrolled at the Punahou Academy and graduated with academic honors in 1979
Tall and lanky he was diehard basketball player
Obama became conscious of racism and the hardships he endured as an African American which he poignantly recounts in his memoirs.