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Watch Meeting—Dec. 31st 1862—Waiting for the Hour by William Tolman Carlton (1863)
  • Equality
  • The Arts

Take a look at how President Obama honored this chapter of American history.

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Dr. Edwin Quezada, a man with a medium skin tone points as he speaks to an audience. He is wearing glasses and a powder blue suit.
  • Community Engagement
  • Education

Hear directly from one of the My Brother’s Keeper Model Communities on how they achieved a 91 percent graduation rate for students of color.

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A black-and-white headshot of a woman with long dark wavy hair, parted to the side. She wears a floral blouse and dark suit jacket. There are three graphic circles behind her: one teal, one light green and one white..
  • Equality
  • Defending Democracy

Hear directly from Adrijana Hanušić Bećirović as she talks about human rights and what the Obama Leadership program has meant to her.

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President Obama sits at a desk signing the Affordable Care Act, surrounded by a group of politicians, then Vice President Joe Biden, and a young boy.
  • Presidential History
  • The Obama Administration

Hear from President Obama as he reflects on this milestone moment.

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President Obama tilts his head upwards along with out-of-focus onlookers. A digital screen shows something out of focus behind him.
  • Building the Center
  • Barack Obama

Get a sneak peek at a four-story digital wall that will celebrate the “Power of Words” and pay homage to the first digital President.

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On the South Lawn, President Obama walks in the middle of a group of young men. All have a range of light to deep skin tones. They are wearing a mix of casual and professional attire.
  • MBK Alliance
  • Youth

Get to know two young men carrying forward the legacy of MBK

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Barack Obama a man with golden brown skin sitting at a table wearing a formal suit while writing with a diverse group of people behind him with mainly neutral light skin and a little boy with brown skin wearing a formal suit looking at the paper Barack is writing on
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Presidential History

Understand the impact of this historic legislation for American families and share your story.

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  • Barack Obama
  • Presidential History

Meet the woman behind the famous chant that inspired the nation.

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behind a tree outside, with a pink bicycle behind them.
  • Girls Opportunity Alliance
  • Education

Read Hay’s story from Vietnam.

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A young fairly sized women with deep skin, a small high top curly fro, and a small earing on her left ear holds a soccer ball. She is wearing a red addidas shirt, black adidas pants, and pick purple shoes. The setting is a rocky dirt field with short purple cones on the ground. A few deeper toned young girls with young hair to the side cut out by the frame. There is a rusted goal also cut out on the same side behind them.
  • Girls Opportunity Alliance
  • Leaders

Thuba’s story

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A woman with medium-deep skin, long hair, eye shadow, and red lipstick lightly smiles. She has a camo military shirt on, a belt and jeans on. The setting is a classroom in ok condition.
  • Girls Opportunity Alliance
  • Education

Laxmi’s story

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In this picture a lady with a deep skin tone wearing a teal shirt and a light blue 
dress with flower patterns is shown sitting on a tree stump.
  • Girls Opportunity Alliance
  • Equality

Rebecca’s story

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In this picture, a man and a woman with a deep skin tone are shown in white lab 
shirts. The woman faces the camera while the man doesn't.
  • Girls Opportunity Alliance
  • Education

Watch Diana’s story from Malawi.

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President Obama on stage taking a group photo with people who have a light golden skin tone wearing formal clothing
  • Barack Obama
  • Presidential History

On June 15, 2012, President Obama announced DACA, an executive action to lift the shadow of deportation for young people who came to the United States as undocumented immigrants.

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  • Defending Democracy
  • Leaders
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An animation shows people ranging of all ages and skin tones, enjoying the Obama Presidential Center
  • Michelle Obama
  • Building the Center

From our earliest days of planning, we always knew we wanted to have a Fruit & Vegetable Garden at the future Obama Presidential Center

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In a room full of warm, dappled sunlight, former First Lady Michelle Obama leans down to hug her mother, Marian Robinson. Mrs. Robinson has her face against Mrs. Obama's, and embraces her with her hand.
  • Building the Center
  • Michelle Obama

Learn more about Michelle Obama's mother, Marian Robinson, and how she will be honored at the Obama Presidential Center.

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President Obama waves goodbye to a crowd as he walks off stage
  • Defending Democracy
  • Barack Obama

Hear President Obama share his vision for the internet in this keynote address at Stanford University.

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Two men are standing in an auditorium. One of the men is helping the other fix his tie. The first man who is helping fix the tie has a light deep skin tone and is wearing glasses, a yellow beanie hat, and a dark sweater. The second man, who is getting his tie fixed, is younger, has a dark deep skin complexion, short twisted dred locks, and a goatie. He is wearing a grey sweater, has a gray backpack on his back, and is looking down at the tie as it is being tied.
  • MBK Alliance
  • Health & Wellbeing

Here at the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, we support communities of color across the United States and Puerto Rico that are taking action to create systemic solutions to the most pressing issues facing boys and young men of color.

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President Obama sits at a formal desk in the center of the image, glancing down as he signs a document. A young boy in a vest and tie looks on, as do Vice President Biden, Nancy Pelosi.
  • Barack Obama
  • Presidential History

12 years ago today, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law.

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President Obama is on a walkway in a parade talking to and shaking the hands of many different 
people with various skin tones.
  • Presidential History
  • Changemakers

A look back at the 2007 announcement in Springfield and the campaign that inspired so many to serve.

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A group of baton twirlers smile to camera for a group photo.
  • First Look
  • Building the Center

In a special message, former First Lady Michelle Obama reflects on the life of Chicago teen Hadiya Pendleton, who was killed by gun violence in 2013. She also shared how the late teen will be honored at the Obama Presidential Center.

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President and Mrs. Obama hug a group of program participants at the Obama Foundation Summit.
  • Barack Obama
  • Michelle Obama

Celebrating our first five years with five ways we’re making a difference

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 The camera focuses on a man and woman with medium skin tones as they engage in conversation in a room of people
  • Presidential History
  • Programs

Five years later, a look back at President Obama’s farewell address and the call to action that drives our mission at the Foundation

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 President Obama and Michelle Obama stand outside during the day shaking hands with youth. They have a ranging of medium to deep skin tones
  • Building the Center
  • Chicago

Revisit the highlights from our work in 2021, which included breaking ground on the Obama Presidential Center, recognizing important milestones from President and Mrs. Obama’s time in office, empowering and connecting leaders around the world, and more.

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In a gray suit and blue tie and a black mask, Rachid Ennassiri, leans to his left with President Obama nearby, leaning to the right. President Obama wears a black mask and has his arms crossed.
  • Sustainability
  • Barack Obama

After delivering remarks during COP26 in Glasgow, President Obama sat down with a group of emerging leaders from around the world who are doing their part to protect the planet. Check out what they discussed.

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President Obama fist bumps a young girl with a medium skin tone while sitting in front of a computer. He is sitting at a table with another young woman with a deep skin tone.
  • Education
  • Presidential History

This week, 100kin10 announced they exceeded a goal President Obama set in 2011: to recruit and train 100,000 new STEM teachers by 2021.

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Timuel Black smiles to camera.
  • Chicago
  • Changemakers

Read Michael Strautmanis' reflection on his friend and mentor, Dr. Timuel Black, who passed away on Wednesday, October 13.

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  • Alumni
  • The Obama Administration

Thanks for tuning in for a special conversation between President Obama, David Plouffe, and Obama Alumni Association members.

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President Obama is seen amongst the backs of football helmet-wearing young people
  • Barack Obama
  • Chicago

President Obama recently spent a day on the South Side of Chicago with some of the Obama Presidential Center's future neighbors.

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President Obama sits in the situation room, talking to a man in a blue collared shirt.
  • Defending Democracy
  • Presidential History

Ten years after the raid against Osama bin Laden, watch a special conversation between President Obama and Admiral William McRaven, the commander of the special operations forces who executed the historic operation.

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President Obama signs the Affordable Care Act in front of a group of people with various skin tones and ages.
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Presidential History

Looking back, it’s easy to forget just how broken our health insurance system was before the Affordable Care Act.

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President Obama, his family, and thousands of people, and John Lewis cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge hand in hand.
  • The Arts
  • Building the Center

Watch talented Chicago poet Leslé Honoré recite "Bridges," a poem inspired by the powerful speech President Obama delivered on the 50th anniversary of the marches from Montgomery to Selma. An excerpt from the speech will appear on the exterior of the Obama

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The White House portrait of President Obama sitting down in front of a background with flowers. He is wearing an all black suit with a white button up shirt.
  • The Arts
  • Barack Obama

Artists Kehinde Wiley of Brooklyn, New York, and Amy Sherald of Baltimore, Maryland, were selected to paint President Obama and Mrs. Obama respectively

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An illustration of four people with a range of light to deep skin tones lifting one another up on top of a paper plane. The background is pink.

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