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The Irony of the White House and Overcoming Barriers With Barack Obama

Did you know the White House was built with the help of slaves? The White House is considered a symbol of American freedom and democracy as the residence of the United States’ president.

This is a strange irony in America’s history. When Barack Obama was elected in 2008, the irony came full circle.
It was just forty-four years earlier that African-Americans were given the right to vote.

The election of the first African-American president is the culmination of 200 years of tearing down racial and political barriers. America’s promise of freedom and equal rights for all its citizens is symbolized anew through this extraordinary event.

Many people helped break down the civil rights barriers and pave the way for this milestone. Learn more about the events and people who helped shape Barack Obama’s life and advance the fight against racial inequality for Black History Month.

Barack Obama: Overcoming Barriers” and Mazz Media’s other educational videos are an engaging and entertaining component for the classroom, home school, or counseling environment.