Barack Obama was born on August 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. He is the first African American president of the United States.
Obama released the long-form version of his birth certificate on April 27, 2011, which shows he was born in the United States. He attended law school, where he became the first African American President of the Harvard Law Review. In 2008 Obama served as the 44th President of the United States.
The director of Hawaii's Department of Health, Chiyome Fukino, issued a statement confirming that the state held Obama's original birth certificate on the record are under state policies and procedures.