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The world watched as the 44th President of the United States of America was sworn in for his second term on Monday. Many were able to witness this history-making ceremony live; either in person or via media coverage.
Yet, there are some exclusive images of President Obama and his family available that not everyone has had the privilege to see. Here at Howard University, in honor of the festivities this month, there is a special exhibit in the Moorland-Spingarn Gallery in Founders Library. The exhibit, entitled “Barack Obama: The First Term 2009-2012” takes a look behind the scenes of the President’s first term. The photos were taken by Pete Souza, Official White House Photographer and offer a rare look at the President’s life in the White House.
Howard Dodson, director of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, curates the exhibit. It is on display now and will run through Friday, Feb. 28. Hours of display are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. Be sure to take the time to experience this must-see presentation while it is here at the Mecca.
This event is presented in conjunction with Howard University Libraries, the Official White House Photographer and the Howard University Obama Inaugural Commemorative Committee.