The race to decide the Democratic candidate for the 2008 elections was, by anyone's standards, a stirring moment in history. For the first time, an African American was running against a woman, for the chance to become the President of the United States. Regardless of the result, the winner would make history if voted into office. After a long, protracted battle, Hillary Clinton conceded defeat and even promised to help Obama in his quest to become the first African American President of the United States. Barack Obama - His Story charts his meteoric rise through the political minefield that is the US Senate, while also showing a more personal side to the man adored by Oprah Winfrey and many other celebrities who have helped fund his campaign. Born in Hawaii in 1961, his mother married twice, relocating the family to Indonesia to live with her second husband when Obama was 6 years old. She sent her 10 year old son to live with his grandparents in Hawaii, hoping that he will receive a better education there, and he did, although as he grew into his teens he began to question his identity more and more. He graduated from Columbia University in 1985 with a BA in Political Science, and moved to Chicago where he helped establish a job network and tenant's rights advocacy for the underprivileged.