On President Obama’s birthday, the Obama Foundation is kicking off an oral history project and they are asking for your help. They want testimonials from you of your memories from the year of Barack Obama’s historic run for office – what you saw, what you heard, who you called, the moments you remember most the year.
The compilation of memories will be used to bring to life a museum that will tell the story of the Obama presidency. Select testimonies will be shared in a new Obama Presidential Center being built on Chicago’s South Side.
It will serve as a testament to how ordinary people can create extraordinary change in their communities and in their countries.
Louise Bernard, The Obama Foundation
Ten years ago you helped make history—now help us write it. * On President Obama’s birthday, we’re kicking off an oral history project for you to your share memories from 2008—what you saw, what you heard, who you called. Whether you caucused, campaigned or voted for the first time, your memories will help tell the story of how ordinary people, working together, can create extraordinary change. * Share your story at the link in our bio.
The Obama Foundation is asking for personal narratives in the form of original, unedited audio and video recorded interviews, but would also accept photographs, letters, diaries, journals, and artwork. These can be transmitted digitally if you choose not to record an interview. You can submit your testimonials here:
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