Habiba Akumu Obama, President Barack Obama's paternal grandmother, and his father, Barack Obama, Sr., is seated on Habiba's lap.

Habiba Akumu Obama, President Barack Obama's paternal grandmother, and his father, Barack Obama, Sr., is seated on Habiba's lap.

When he lost his wife Nettie in childbirth and their infant son also died, Thomas Andrew Dorsey wrote “Take My Hand, Precious Lord,” which his protégé Mahalia Jackson sang at the funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr. Dorsey helped develop and shape modern day gospel music through the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses, which he founded. He is considered the father of modern gospel music.

When he lost his wife Nettie in childbirth and their infant son also died, Thomas Andrew Dorsey wrote “Take My Hand, Precious Lord,” which his protégé Mahalia Jackson sang at the funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr. Dorsey helped develop and shape modern day gospel music through the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses, which he founded. He is considered the father of modern gospel music.

When I couldn't love them anymore...Barack & Michelle Obama on their wedding day

The Obama Anniversary Album (SLIDESHOW)

Jazz and classical musician Wynton Learson Marsalis was born on October 18, 1961, in New Orleans Louisiana. Marsalis received his first trumpet at the age of 6, and has been deemed a prolific musician ever since.

Jazz and classical musician Wynton Learson Marsalis was born on October 18, 1961, in New Orleans Louisiana. Marsalis received his first trumpet at the age of 6, and has been deemed a prolific musician ever since.

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