Obama’s Mother Featured in UH Magazine Malamalama

Paula Bender (aka Lavagal) has written an excellent article on Obama’s mother in this months UH Magazine Malamalama, featuring a pictorial of her and all.

Obama’s mother attended UH in the Sixties and Ms. Bender writes about the “Legacy of the President’s Mother“.

…“She instilled in us a love of books, based on the understanding that we could journey anywhere and that any world could belong to us,” Maya Soetoro-Ng told an overflow audience at a September 2008 UH Mānoa symposium about her mother’s work…


“She had an expansive notion of the world and of our possibilities within it. What a remarkable person she was.” Said Maya Soetoro-Ng

You can check out Benders article here and her blog that she has started here.

One Response

  1. Mahalo for linking to my story, Damon! I am absolutely thrilled that I had the chance to do this story. One of my best clips! Keep up the good work of informing the world about the Big Island, Hawaii, and beyond!

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