President Obama is leading the fight to protect everyone - no matter who you are, where you're from, what you look like, or who you love.
“We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths — that all of us are created equal — is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall; just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great Mall, to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone; to hear a King proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on Earth.”
President Obama, January 21, 2013
The President delivers remarks at the portrait unveiling ceremony for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. The event marked Holder's anticipated departure from the Department of Justice after more than six years of service as Attorney General.
The White House and Essence Magazine co-host a special panel discussion in celebration of Black History Month and the women of the Civil Rights Movement.
Almost a full year from the launch of My Brother's Keeper, the White House hosts the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge National Convening.
Like the civil rights leaders who came before them, students and teachers in Ferguson, Missouri see education as an important means of addressing inequities and injustices.