"My fellow Americans, it has been the honor of my life to serve you. I won't stop; in fact, I will be right there with you, as a citizen, for all my days that remain. For now, whether you're young or young at heart, I do have one final ask of you as your president–the same thing I asked when you took a chance on me eight years ago.
"I am asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about change–but in yours."
The Los Angeles Times runs a transcript of President Obama's farewell address.
Danielle Kurtzleben at NPR provides statistics from 2009 to 2017.
And The Onion "looks back at the historic legacy of Barack Obama, a post-racial president for a pre-post-racial America."