Barack Obama – A man for change? By P.V.K.S.Sai Viswanath <ul><li>Who is this man Barack and where did he come from? A picture is worth a thousand words! </li></ul>
FATHER and MOTHER MOTHER and SON FATHER and SON Barack Obama Sr. poses with his son in the Honolulu airport during Obama Sr.'s only visit to see his son while he was growing up in Hawaii. Young Barack was in the 5th grade when the photo was taken. Mother Ann Dunham with her son Barack in their backyard.
Father <ul><li> Barack Obama Sr., a native of Kenya, met his future wife while they were students at the University of Hawaii. In 1963, he essentially abandoned his family to continue his studies at Harvard. </li></ul>
Grandparents and Mom <ul><li>THE DUNHAMS: precocious, self-assured Stanley Ann (left); her impetuous father, who named his only child after himself; her mother, Madelyn, the quiet, firm influence in the home. </li></ul>
Mother and her 2 nd Husband <ul><li>At their home in Jakarta, Ann Dunham poses in this undated photo with her second husband, Lolo Soetoro, their daughter, Maya, and Barack Obama. </li></ul>
WHAT ARE GRANDPARENTS? <ul><li>Barack Obama with his maternal grandparents, Stanley and Madelyn Dunham during a 1982 visit to New York, where Obama was attending Columbia. </li></ul>Barack Obama with his maternal grandfather.
Barack and Grandmother <ul><li>Barack Obama walks with his grandmother Sarah Hussein Obama at his father's house in Nyongoma Kogelo village, western Kenya, in Aug. 2006. </li></ul>Barack Obama with his grandmother, Sarah Hussein Obama, in Africa.
Obama’s Family <ul><li>In this Obama's Family photos: (bottom row, from left) half-sister Auma, her mother Kezia Obama, Obama's step grandmother Sarah Hussein Onyango Obama and unknown; (top row, from left) unknown, Barack Obama, half brother Abongo (Roy) Obama, and three unknowns. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Barack Obama as a </li></ul><ul><li>child. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Barack walks along Waikiki Beach shortly before he and his mother moved from Hawaii to Indonesia to live with her second husband, Lolo Soetoro, in 1967. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Barack poses with his mother, Ann, half sister, Maya, and maternal grandfather Stanley Dunham in Hawaii in the early 1970s after the family returned from Indonesia. Neighbours remember the close relationship between young Barack and his grandfather. </li></ul>
<ul><li>A page from Barack Obama's senior yearbook features his personalized message to family, friends and teammates. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Barack Obama hugs his younger half sister Maya at his high school graduation. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Barack Obama shakes hands during his graduation ceremony from Punahou School in 1979. While in his early teens, Obama chose to stay at the school and live with his grandparents after his mother decided to move back to Jakarta, Indonesia. </li></ul>
<ul><li>At his high school graduation, Barack Obama gets a hug from his grandmother Madelyn as his grandfather Stanley beams. His maternal grandparents raised Obama in Hawaii while his mother was living in Indonesia. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Maya Soetoro-Ng, Barack Obama's half sister, teaches her Education in American Society class at the University of Hawaii. </li></ul>
<ul><li>The wedding day of Barack Obama Jr. and Michelle LaVaughn Robinson </li></ul>