First black president
In 1990, Obama became President. Albeit the first black president of the Harvard Law Review. For the first time, Obama made the news nationally. In 1992, he ran a voter registration campaign which secured 100,000 new voters, mostly from the African American community. It helped elect the first female African American Senator. That same year he married Michelle. They would later have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.In 1994, his mother Ann was diagnosed with cancer. Ann moved back to Hawaii to live near Obamas now widowed grandmother. His grandmother buried her daughter in 1995. Anns difficulty in paying for her medical bills as she died directly informed her sons later attempts to reform the American health care system. That year, on the back of his rising profile, Obama published his first book, Dreams from My Father.