Posts Tagged ‘1971

28
Apr
11

‘he’s used to it’

Jakarta, Indonesia, 1971

The Atlantic: ……After lunch, the group took a walk, with Barry running ahead. A flock of Indonesian children began lobbing rocks in his direction. They ducked behind a wall and shouted racial epithets. He seemed unfazed, dancing around as though playing dodge ball “with unseen players,” [fellow American and friend Elizabeth] Bryant said. Ann [Barack Obama’s mother] did not react. Assuming she must not have understood the words, Bryant offered to intervene. “No, he’s O.K.,” Ann said. “He’s used to it.”

16
Mar
10

whatever happened the little smilie guy?

Barack Obama at a classmate’s birthday party in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 1971:

….well, he turned in to a big smilie guy:

🙂




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