In Farewell, Obama Appeals for Unity and Participation in Democracy

January 11, 2017 05:10 AM
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Ten days before he departs the White House and becomes a private citizen, U.S. President Barack Obama delivered his farewell address to the nation. The president used the Tuesday night speech to highlight his administration's achievements during the past eight years -- and to warn about the risks to American democracy from divisiveness and political animosity. VOA's Richard Green has more on the final speech of a historic presidency.