Working with Faith

On Thursday, February 5, 2009, President Barack Obama delivered remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast then, he signed an executive order establishing the new White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. In a short video, Executive Director Joshua DuBois explains how the office will operate and what role faith-based and community groups have to play in the economic recovery.

(This video is public domain)

Feb. 4, 2009 “The President talks with aides during an impromptu meeting around the Resolute desk.”

Feb. 4, 2009
“The President talks with aides during an impromptu meeting around the Resolute desk.”

Attorney General Eric Holder’s message to the Department of Justice

After being sworn in on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009, Eric Holder became the first African American Attorney General in the history of the United States. In a brief video address to the employees of the Department of Justice, he promises the beginning of a new era.

(This video is public domain)

Meet Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan talks about the source of his passion for education reform — and why he thinks it’s about more than education, it’s about social justice.

B&W photos by Sandra Steinbrecher

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Feb. 2, 2009 "The light was streaming through the windows behind his Oval Office desk as the President talked with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki."

Feb. 2, 2009 
"The light was streaming through the windows behind his Oval Office desk as the President talked with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki."

Feb. 1, 2009 “During a Super Bowl watching party in the White House theatre, the President and First Lady join their guests in watching one of the TV commercials in 3D.”

Feb. 1, 2009
“During a Super Bowl watching party in the White House theatre, the President and First Lady join their guests in watching one of the TV commercials in 3D.”

The Invocation at the Inauguration of President Obama

Dr. Rick Warren gives the invocation at the swearing-in ceremony of President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009.

(This video is public domain)