Author(s): Essence Magazine Editors
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On November 4, 2008, Senator Obama was elected as the 44th President of the United States. Over the next eight years, he and his family would transform our nation, change the face of the White House, and transfix millions of supporters.
Now, in The Obamas: The White House Years
, ESSENCE is pleased to present a commemorative look at significant and seminal moments during the Obama's eight years in the White House. From their two inaugurations, international travels and state dinners to day-to-day encounters with everyday citizens, The Obamas
showcases images that offer intimacy and empowerment to readers.
It's all here: the historic moments, the invite-only events, the interactions with extraordinary everyday people and world leaders, the couples individual initiatives aimed at strengthening families and communities, and the blossoming of two future leaders - Malia and Sasha - before our very eyes. Among the highlights:
- "Be Fearless": an essay from the First Lady herself on her keys to success
- The full text of President Obama's powerful and important eulogy in South Carolina of the Honorable Reverend Clementa C. Pinckney
- Dozens of lavish and intimate photographs showcasing the special moments of the Obama presidency and much more