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Video shows 29-year-old Barack Obama talking about Charles Hamilton Houston for Black History Minute

A video starring a 29-year-old Barack Obama has surfaced online, in which the current US president talks about African American lawyer Charles Hamilton Houston for a short Black History Minute TV spot.

The younger Obama is still recognisably the same man who is in the White House today, even if his youthful looks show no sign of the presidential fatigue that tends to creep up on all presidents towards the end of their first term.

Charles Hamilton Houston was one of the first African American lawyers, and played a significant part in dismantling the Jim Crow laws. He is commonly known as ‘The Man Who Killed Jim Crow’ for his pioneering civil rights work.

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