In his book “Dreams From My Father,” the future president refused to refer to his mentor as anything other than “Frank.” In the audiobook version of “Dreams,” Obama went further and excised all references to “Frank.”
However, thanks to the Internet, things are seldom buried forever. In this clip from 1995, the future president is on his book tour at the Cambridge Public Library. He’s not only open about just who “Frank” is, he talks about how the man “schooled” him on how racist white people were.
“And so I have a discussion with him about the kinds of frustrations I’m having, and he sorts of schools me that I should get used to these frustrations,” Obama said.