On this edition of Political Rewind, Emory University political science professor Andra Gillespie acknowledges that the election of Barack Obama as the country’s first black president was an event of immense importance in American history.

In her book 'Race and the Obama Administration: Substance, Symbols and Hope' Gillespie looks at the crucial question about the impact of the Obama Presidency.

Did his tenure in the white house change the status of African Americans for the better? How did his approach to issues of race influence black perceptions of him? And what should we make of the Obama legacy in the age of Donald Trump?



Andra Gillespie -- Political Science Professor, Emory University