Timeline: President Obama's presidency

A look back through President Barack Obama's presidency as the 44th President of the United States of America.

Obama says, "Trayvon Martin could have been me"

Credit: AP, 2013

July 19, 2013

Obama says, "Trayvon Martin could have been me"

A controversial not guilty verdict delivered by an all female jury in the Zimmerman trial spurred protests across the United States. The nation looked to President Barack Obama to make a statement, as he had done earlier when Trayvon Martin’s story first came to light. On July 19, 2013 the president made an announcement saying, "Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago."

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