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Barack H. Obama was the 44th President of the United States and the first African American President in American History. On Aug. 4th we celebrate his birthday and his lasting legacy. In celebration, here is his life in pictures.

Happy Birthday, Barack Obama!  was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

1. Barack Obama holds election night gathering in Chicago’s Grant Park, Nov. 4, 2008.

Barack Obama holds election night gathering in Chicago's Grant Park, Nov. 4, 2008. Source:Getty

2. Barack & Michelle Obama’s first dance, Jan. 20, 2009.

Barack & Michelle Obama's first dance, Jan. 20, 2009. Source:Getty

3. Obama Family Portrait

Obama Family Portrait Source:Getty

4. Barack Obama & Joe Biden. Well miss their bromance.

Barack Obama & Joe Biden. Well miss their bromance. Source:Getty

5. Obama’s farewell speech, Jan. 10, 2017.

Obama's farewell speech, Jan. 10, 2017. Source:Getty

6. Barack and Michelle walked off into the sunset after 8 years in the White House.

Barack and Michelle walked off into the sunset after 8 years in the White House.

7. We miss you President Obama, but it seems you’re happy to be back to private life.

We miss you President Obama, but it seems you’re happy to be back to private life.
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