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Obama Foundation Announces First Piece in Series of Commissioned Art for Obama Presidential Center

February 28, 2022 7:00 AM

‘Book Bird’ Sculpture by Chicago Artist Richard Hunt to be placed in the Reading Garden of the Chicago Public Library Branch at the… More

Preserving Black History: The HistoryMakers

February 17, 2022 11:15 AM

It all started with an interview with Tuskegee Airman Colonel William R. Thompson. Seated in the cockpit of his P-51, Benjamin O. Davis… More

A message from Michelle Obama: Honoring Hadiya Pendleton at the Obama Presidential Center

January 29, 2022 5:00 AM

For my husband’s second inauguration, 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton came down to Washington and performed in the festivities with her majorette squad. A week later, this… More

Obama Foundation Names Adren Wilson as New Executive Director of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance

January 27, 2022 11:00 AM

The Obama Foundation is pleased to announce Adren Wilson as the new Executive Director of My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBKA). Wilson, an experienced leader committed… More

Fact Sheet: The Obama Presidential Archives

January 24, 2022 10:45 AM

The Obama Foundation is committed to supporting the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to lay the foundation for enhanced public access and engagement with… More

“I’m asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about change — but in yours.”

January 10, 2022 10:00 AM

Five years ago today, President Obama returned to Chicago to continue a presidential tradition that dates back more than 200 years to George Washington:… More

United States Tornado Relief: How You Can Help

December 13, 2021 7:46 PM

Over the weekend, an unprecedented 50 tornadoes touched down and wreaked havoc across eight states in the Midwestern and Southern United States. Nearly… More

Michael Smith Shares Special Farewell Message with the MBK Alliance Community

December 9, 2021 6:00 PM

I have had the extraordinary privilege of helping build a race and gender-conscious movement across the United States to obliterate the barriers that stand in… More

The Obama Presidential Center to Honor Civil Rights and Social Justice Heroes “On Whose Shoulders We Stand” in Newly Named Spaces

December 9, 2021 11:23 AM

On the heels of its announcement last month to bring more inclusivity to the traditional naming process, the Obama Foundation is announcing a new set… More

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