Hope has a new home base.

When the doors of the Obama Presidential Center open, visitors from around the world and our neighbors in Jackson Park will experience a world-class museum and public gathering space that celebrates our nation’s first African American President and First Lady. They will also get the opportunity to experience a branch of the Chicago Public Library. For teens, that includes a digital media studio called YOUmedia.

President Obama Talks Accountability, Leadership, and Change with Global Leaders in Ottawa

May 31, 2019

President Obama Talks Accountability, Leadership, and Change with Global Leaders in Ottawa

It’s been a busy week for us at the Foundation! On Tuesday, we hosted a roundtable conversation in Bogotá with President Obama… More
Meet the 11 Emerging Leaders who Joined President Obama for a Conversation in Bogotá

May 30, 2019

Meet the 11 Emerging Leaders who Joined President Obama for a Conversation in Bogotá

“Thanks to the strength and spirit of the Colombian people, today’s Colombia is moving toward a future of optimism and hope.” —President Obama, 2016 From… More
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

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.

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

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