Since first putting his name in the ring to run for President, Barack Obama’s birth has become the most debated birth in history. Theories have circulated falsely claiming he is not a natural-born citizen of the U.S. and consequently, under Article Two of the U.S. Constitution, is ineligible to be President of the United States. Theories allege that Obama’s published birth certificate is a forgery—that his actual birthplace is not Hawaii but Kenya.
Barack Obama was born on August 4, 1961, at Kapi’olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital (now called Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children) in Honolulu, Hawaii. Performed in front of his first childhood home in Honolulu, these 4 native Hawaiian construction workers held the numbers 1961 to remind people that Obama was born in Hawaii that year, a fact that brings many locals a strong sense of pride and making Obama the first Hawaiian-born President.
Location: Obama's childhood home
United StatesPerformed in: 2015