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The Making of a Black President

Dec 13, 2016 | 72 videos
Video by The Atlantic

In his January/Febrary 2017 cover story, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores President Barack Obama’s journey to the White House. This short animation uses recordings from Coates’s conversations with Obama to illustrate the young president’s doubts and convictions along the way. "I think our basic assessment was maybe we had a 20-25 percent chance of winning,” Obama says of his run for president. “But what I never doubted was my ability to get white support.” Read the full story here.

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Authors: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jackie Lay

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