Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician and attorney who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, Barack Obama was the first African-American president of the United States. He previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004.
U.S. Rep John Lewis’ funeral was held yesterday at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia and included a performance by icon Jennifer Holliday and a must-see eulogy by former President Barack Obama, among other notable speakers.Related: WATCH: Moving moment John Lewis’ hearse paused on Atlanta’s rainbow crosswalksIn 2010, Lewis made an impromptu appearance at the Atlanta pride festival.
He gave a short but passionate speech about equality, during which he also vowed to continue the fight to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and thanked the LGBTQ community for its support.Related: Restoring the Voting Rights Act honors John Lewis“Happy pride day,” Lewis said. “Enjoy this day.