Schomburg Center Uncovers Archived Letters From President Obama’s Father

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Harlem's Schomburg Center uncovered various documents including almost two dozen letters from President Obama's father, Barack Hussein Obama Sr.

Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture discovered nearly two dozen letters, as well as other significant documents, from Barack Hussein Obama – our sitting president’s father, reports the New York Times.

“The trove of documents, described publicly here for the first time, renders a portrait of Barack Obama Sr. in his own words, sometimes in his own handwriting, as he describes his studies in the United States,” writes the Times.

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The Schomburg Center had invited President Obama to see the letters and documents back in 2013, to which they had yet to receive a response.

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According to the Times, a senior White House official said that President Obama would be interested in seeing the documents after he leaves office next year.

Click here to read the full story and see excerpts of the letters written by Obama Sr. 

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