In early 2015, the Barack H. Obama Foundation, a nonprofit group, will announce its recommendation for a site to host Obama’s presidential library, which will open several years after Obama leaves office in 2016. Hawaii, Obama’s birthplace, and New York, where he attended Columbia University, are possible spots that could host the library. It’s Chicago, however, that has to be regarded as the frontrunner. After all, it’s the city that gave rise to Obama’s political career.
The University of Chicago figures to be an obvious possibility. Obama was a constitutional law professor there for 12 years. Bronzeville Neighborhood is in the mix as well—it’s the city’s historic center of black culture, business and politics. Obama also has deep ties to Chicago State University and Pullman Neighborhood. He worked in both areas as a community organizer in the 1980s.
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