His election as the 44th president of the United States certainly wasn’t the first time Barack Obama had broken down racial barriers. In 1990, Obama became the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review in its 103-year history. Buzz Feed has unearthed a short video clip of Obama commenting on his historic election more than 20 years ago.
“I think it’s real important to keep the focus on the broader world out there,” Obama said then of his election victory. “For a lot of kids, the doors that have been opened to me aren’t open to them.”
WATCH PRES. OBAMA SPEAK ON HIS ELECTION TO THE HARVARD LAW REVIEW BELOW (1990):