The Life of President Obama’s Father

Sally Jacobs discusses the life and influence of Barack Obama Sr., father of President Obama. He was a brilliant economist, a polygamist, an alcoholic, and an ardent African nationalist unafraid to speak out. The Other Barack: The Bold and Reckless Life of President Obama’s Father  illuminates Obama Sr.’s complicated life, from his upbringing in Kenya to his time at Harvard and Hawaii, and shows him as a man motivated by the dream of a better world.