Among the many places worth visiting in the great city of Chicago, the headquarters of the Barack Obama Presidential Library will soon be added on the south side. The former US president has returned to the city where his political ascent from Illinois took off to the White House, accompanied by former first lady Michelle to inaugurate the construction of the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park. The complex will include a museum, sports center, forum building, plaza, stadium, and a branch of the Chicago Public Library.
It is an American tradition that all modern-day presidents have a seat that becomes a presidential memory custodian, and historians and scholars can go for in-depth studies.
“Chicago is where everything that is most valuable to me beginsThe 44th President of the United States said on stage at the ceremony. It is a city of important landmarks: the place where he met and courted his future wife, the place of birth of his daughters, the place where the first marital home was located, as well as the place that marked the beginning of his political career. Success. “Chicago is where I found the item I was looking for“.
“My experience in Chicago made me believe in the power of places and the power of people – Obama said of tracing past years – These beliefs have guided my entire presidency, and have shaped the vision of the Presidential Center“.
Construction of the library began in August, two years late due to legal problems created by conservationists in the park. Jackson Park is actually listed on the National Register of Historic Places and they hoped state officials would prevent the Obama Foundation from building the center. In calming the opponents, the former president stressed that the knot “It will continue and get betterHistoric place:We will reunite the park, plant new trees, and provide a new habitat for birds and wildlife“.
As Michelle Obama stepped in and introduced herself.Proud Citizen of ChicagoHe narrated his youth on the streets of the South Side. At the ceremony there was no shortage of honors from former Vice President Barack Obama and the 46th incumbent President, Joe Biden, who performed Obama’s victory gala in another Chicago park in 2008. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker also attended and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
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