“The question of education for black people…is a question of life and death. It is a political question. A question of power. The power to name, to define and control minds. He who controls minds has little or nothing to fear from bodies,” wrote Lerone Bennett, Jr., the American scholar, author and historian.
When Barack Obama was in the third grade, he wrote an essay saying he wants to become president. His teacher later told the Chicago Tribune that she was not sure what country he wanted to become president of but that he wrote that his reason was he wanted to make everybody happy.
Obama linked the linguistic root of his East African first name Barack to the Hebrew word BARUCH, which means “blessed”.