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Sherrilyn Ifill Discusses the Impact of the Obama Years on PBS NewsHour

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The First Black President Faced Great Expectations. What Will Be Obama's Legacy on Race?

What did the election of America’s first black president mean for the United States? And how did President Obama’s policies and rhetoric advance issues important to the black community? Rael Nelson James of the Bridgespan Group, James Peterson of Lehigh University and Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund join Judy Woodruff to discuss the impact of the Obama years.