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Documenting the Obama Presidency through Oral History

May 16, 2019

Documenting the Obama Presidency through Oral History

For decades, historians, journalists, filmmakers, and scholars have produced oral history archives to document our shared past. Major archives have invested in collecting the… More
Face to Face with the Fellows: Erin Barnes

Face to Face with the Fellows: Erin Barnes

Meet Obama Foundation Fellow Erin Barnes, who co-founded the community-driven organization, ioby. ioby focuses on changing the way decisions are made for local communities by working with residents who have good ideas to make their neighborhoods even better. Read Erin’s story +

President Obama and Graça Machel discussed Nelson Mandela’s legacy and the future of Africa as a part of the Mandela 100 Legacy celebration dinner at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The conversation was moderated by Lesley Williams, a 2018 Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa participant.

A Scholar's Story: Dr. Bonaventure Dzekem

A Scholar's Story: Dr. Bonaventure Dzekem

Dr. Bonaventure Dzekem is an Obama Foundation Scholar currently studying at the University of Chicago. The Obama Foundation Scholars program supports dynamic, collaborative, rising leaders from around the world. Read Bonaventure’s story +

“I show up with love, I show up with hugs, I show up with understanding…” Chicago native Michael Airhart extends a listening ear, a warm meal, and other items to people experiencing homelessness across the city—because everyone deserves a chance to get back on their feet and have someone to count on.

March 8, 2019

Fact Sheet: The Obama Presidential Archives

The Obama Foundation is proud to be working in partnership with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to lay the foundation for enhanced public… More
When Worlds Collide: Obama Foundation Scholar and African Leader Join Forces for Good

When Worlds Collide: Obama Foundation Scholar and African Leader Join Forces for Good

See what happened when Robert Katende from the Leaders: Africa program met Vanessa Paranjothy, an Obama Scholar at Columbia University, met at the 2018 Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago…Read the full story +

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