Barack Obama was a transformative president, but not always in ways that he intended. His election marked the arrival of a more diverse and divisive American electorate. His foreign policies showed the possibilities and limits of American power abroad. His domestic policies revealed strong reforming ambitions and stubborn, racist resistance to change across the country. Obama’s legacies are mixed: a model of liberal governance with integrity and a firestorm of renewed white supremacy and anti-democratic violence. This lecture will show how a reconsideration of Obama’s presidency can, in fact, help to renew our democracy at a crucial moment. Obama’s legacy is still in the making.