In 1988, Barack Obama entered Harvard Law. It was also the year he visited extended family in his father’s homeland of Kenya. After a 3 week trek through Europe, Obama stayed in Kenya for five weeks.
Obama would return with then-fiancée Michelle in 1992 and he had a visit to his father’s birthplace in 2006. Obama would also travel to Kenya in 2015, marking the first trip to that country by a US president.
Here are 7 incredible photos from Obama’s first trip to Africa.