Lawyer, teacher, philanthropist, and author.
Barack Obama doesn't need another career. But he's entering politics to get back to his true passion--community organization.
When Barack Obama returned to Chicago in 1991 after three brilliant years at Harvard Law School, he didn't like what he saw.
The former community activist, then 30, had come fresh from a term as president of the prestigious Harvard Law Review, a position he was the first African-American to hold.
Now he was ready to continue his battle to organize Chicago's black neighborhoods. But the state of the city muted his exuberance.