Iconic Presidential Moments: Barack Obama

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

There are images that will stay with us forever. From FDR notifying the world that the U.S. had entered WWII, to Obama's trademark fist bump at the Democratic National Convention, these scenes depict modern-day leaders doing their jobs. Whether they be funny, awe-inspiring, or sad, each of the following pictures captures a moment in time that both validates and transcends our personal experience and reminds us of our shared history.

Catherine McNiff

Barack Obama
Fist bump
Newly nominated Obama fist bumps wife Michelle
On June 5, 2008, The Washington Post, referring to coverage of the Democratic National Convention where Barack Obama earned his party's nomination, declared: "It was the fist bump heard round the world." That first fist bump captured the essence of Obama's rallying cry of "hope and change" and was to be followed by countless more during the next two terms Obama served as our nation's first black president.
Photo source: Flickr: VoxEfx
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