We are all very proud of President Obama and his accomplishments, but he still has to carry the torch of civil rights and understanding behind Martin Luther King, Jr. More than likely, he’s honored that he ranks at #2. The list was compiled by the Root and includes our favorites like Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, and Thurgood Marshall to name a few.
It appears that civil rights icon trumps Presidency. Surely President Obama was happy to be in the top 5 after the country has dumped everything they could on him and told him he is a failure. He is still the first African American President as well as person who has won the Nobel Peace Prize while doing so. Check out the list here.