In early 2015, the Barack H. Obama Foundation is expected to recommend a site for Obama’s presidential library. The library will open several years after Obama leaves office in 2016. Hawaii, Obama’s birthplace, and New York, where he attended Columbia University, are both possible locations. However, Chicago is generally viewed as the frontrunner—it’s the city that gave rise to Obama’s political career.
Within Chicago, the University of Chicago has to be considered the favorite. Obama was a constitutional law professor there for 12 years. Bronzeville Neighborhood could potentially win out as well. The community is the city’s historic center of black culture, business and politics. Don’t be surprised if the Foundation recommends either Chicago State University or Pullman Neighborhood. Obama worked in both areas as a community organizer in the 1980s.
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