List of things named after Barack Obama

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This is a list of things named after Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States. This list includes proposed name changes.

Biota[edit]

Barack Obama has been commemorated in the scientific names of at least 14 species, the most of any U.S. president.[1][2]

Animals[edit]

Fungi[edit]

Individual animals[edit]

  • Barack Obama, a horse which competed in endurance games[8]

Schools[edit]

California[edit]

  • Barack Obama Charter SchoolCompton, California – Qued Charter Elementary School renamed after Barack Obama in January 2009[9]
  • Barack Obama Global Preparation Academy – Los Angeles – Built in mid 2010[10]
  • Barack Obama AcademyOakland, California – Alternative Learning Community renamed after Barack Obama in March 2009[11]

Connecticut[edit]

  • Barack H. Obama Magnet University SchoolNew Haven, Connecticut – Connecticut school to be named after former President Obama[12]

Georgia[edit]

  • Barack H. Obama Elementary Magnet School of Technology – Atlanta, Georgia – Opened in January 2017
  • Barack and Michelle Obama AcademyAtlanta, Georgia – Renamed in November 2016

Illinois[edit]

Maryland[edit]

Michigan[edit]

  • Barack Obama Leadership AcademyDetroit, Michigan – Timbuktu Academy, which has been open since 1997, will become Barack Obama Leadership Academy[17]

Minnesota[edit]

Mississippi[edit]

  • Barack Obama International Baccalaureate Elementary SchoolJackson, Mississippi – Renamed as of October 2017, from Jefferson Davis, the Confederacy's only president[19]

Missouri[edit]

New Jersey[edit]

New York[edit]

  • Barack Obama Elementary SchoolHempstead, New York – Ludlum Elementary School renamed to Barack Obama Elementary School[25]

Ohio[edit]

Pennsylvania[edit]

Texas[edit]

Virginia[edit]

Wisconsin[edit]

  • Barack Obama School for Career and Technical EducationMilwaukee, Wisconsin – PK-12[30][31]

Streets[edit]

Spain[edit]

Tanzania[edit]

United States[edit]

California[edit]

Florida[edit]

  • Barack Obama AvenueOpa-locka, Florida – City commission approved the renaming of Perviz Avenue effective Presidents' Day, February 2009.[40][41]
  • Barack Obama BoulevardWest Park, Florida – City commission approved the renaming of SW 40th Ave, Effective July 2009.[42]
  • President Barack Obama ParkwayOrlando, Florida – approximately ​1 12 miles in length; includes sidewalks and bike lanes.[43]
  • Barack Obama BoulevardPahokee, Florida[44]
  • President Barack Obama Highway within the limits of Riviera Beach, Florida[45]
  • Barack Obama BoulevardQuincy, Florida[46]

Illinois[edit]

Indiana[edit]

  • Barack Obama WayNew Albany, Indiana – a section of Reas Lane was renamed in the last week of Obama's presidency to honor the fact that "Obama's stimulus plan has helped the city create new jobs and facilitate economic development."[49]

Missouri[edit]

Mississippi[edit]

Ohio[edit]

Topographical features[edit]

Antigua and Barbuda[edit]

  • Mount Obama in Antigua and Barbuda – renamed from Boggy Peak on Obama's birthday, August 4, 2009.[53]

Other facilities[edit]

  • The Barack Obama Plaza - including a petrol station, food court and visitor centre that provides information on Obama's connections, at Moneygall in County Offaly, between Dublin and Limerick. Moneygall was birthplace of Obama's great-great-great-grandfather.[54]

Holidays[edit]

Proposed renamings[edit]

  • Pembroke Park Road – Hollywood, Florida – portion of (or all of) road proposed to be renamed Barack Obama Boulevard[55]
  • St. Petersburg Main Library – St. Petersburg, Florida – City council approved the renaming of the library to be renamed the President Barack Obama Main Community Library after undergoing a renovation project. Completion date is TBD.[56]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Foley, Katherine Ellen (December 30, 2016). "Scientists love president Obama so much they've named nine different animals after him". Quartz.
  3. ^ Makhan, Dewanand (2015). "Desmopachria barackobamai sp. nov., a new species of waterbeetle from French Guiana (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae)". Calodema (361): 1–2. doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.23166.38728.
  4. ^ Genaro, Julio A. (2016). "Especies nuevas y nuevos registros de abejas para las Antillas (Hymenoptera: Anthophila; Colletidae, Halictidae". Novitates Caribaea. 10 (10): 38–51. doi:10.33800/nc.v0i10.28.
  5. ^ Carr, Steve (April 18, 2012). "UNM Researchers Find When Mates Are Hard to Find, Males Are First to Go". University of New Mexico. Retrieved May 13, 2013.
  6. ^ Peters, Cynthia (December 11, 2017). "Marine Biologist Discovers Three New Species of Sea Slugs". PolyCentric. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
  7. ^ Thomsen, Jacqueline (September 26, 2017). "Scientists name new species of spiders after Sanders, Obamas". TheHill.
  8. ^ Davis, Dillon (September 15, 2018). "Horse named Barack Obama competing in FEI World Equestrian Games euthanized in Tryon". Asheville Citizen-Times. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  9. ^ Song, Jason (January 16, 2009). "Compton school is named for Barack Obama, a first in California". Los Angeles Times' "L.A. Now" local news blog. Retrieved January 19, 2009.
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  16. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/24/AR2009062401692.html
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  18. ^ "St. Paul elementary school to get Obama name". Star Tribune. May 19, 2009. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
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  20. ^ "Welcome to the Normandy School District Website". Normandy.k12.mo.us. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
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  23. ^ Walsh, Jeremy (April 11, 2010). "New Barack Obama Green Charter High School is coming to Plainfield | Star-Ledger". NJ.com. Retrieved August 23, 2010.
  24. ^ "Jersey City Board of Education OKs naming School 34 after Obama". NJ.com. October 22, 2016.
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  28. ^ Williams, Shawn P. (August 24, 2011). "Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy: DISD All-Male School Opens With High Expectations". Dallas South News. Archived from the original on March 23, 2012. Retrieved September 3, 2011.
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  31. ^ "Barack Obama School of Career and Technical Education". Milwaukee Public Schools. Retrieved February 5, 2017.
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  35. ^ "Obama courts African businesses, is greeted by massive crowds in Tanzania on final leg of trip". The Washington Post. July 1, 2013. Archived from the original on July 1, 2013. Retrieved July 2, 2013.
  36. ^ "Seaside to Unveil "Obama Way"". Archived from the original on September 5, 2012.
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  38. ^ "San Jose will rename this street as Barack Obama Boulevard".
  39. ^ "Milpitas votes to create Barack Obama Boulevard despite landfill worries". The Mercury News. September 17, 2019.
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  46. ^ "Quincy street renamed after Barack Obama". WTXL-TV. August 16, 2018.
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  51. ^ Google Street View
  52. ^ DiTirro, Tessa (September 30, 2020). "Renaming Reading Road: Council approves "President Barack Obama Avenue"". WKRC. Retrieved October 1, 2020.
  53. ^ Kentish, Anika (August 15, 2009). "Antigua's highest peak renamed 'Mount Obama'". Archived from the original on August 13, 2009. Retrieved August 5, 2009.
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  55. ^ Rodriguez, Ihosvani (December 29, 2009). "Down the road: Obama Boulevard in Florida?". Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Florida). Retrieved January 11, 2009.
  56. ^ Ann Moore, Waveney (April 27, 2018). "St. Petersburg library to be named for former President Obama". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved November 21, 2018.

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