President Obama spends Monday honoring groups of young African leaders and distinguished artists.
In the morning, Obama hosts a town hall at the the Summit of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.
The fellowship program is designed to "give 500 of sub-Saharan Africa's most prominent young leaders the opportunity to engage with U.S. government officials, entrepreneurs and civil society representatives as well as leaders in international development," says the White House schedule.
The president will also rename the African fellowship program in honor of the late South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela.
In the afternoon, Obama will host a program for the winners of the 2013 National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal.
Arts recipients include singer Linda Ronstadt, dancer-choreographer Bill T. Jones and Broadway composer John Kander.
Humanities honorees include radio host Diane Rehm and historian David Brion Davis.