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Competition Underway To Be Home Of Obama Presidential Library

Posted by wlpo on December 26, 2012

CHICAGO (AP) – Another Chicago neighborhood says it wants to be the future home of the Barack Obama presidential library.

No official plans have been made yet, but people in the historically black Bronzeville neighborhood say there’s 37 acres there that are a perfect fit.

Harold Lucas is president of the Black Metropolis Convention & Tourism Council in the neighborhood. He says the neighborhood is ideal place to tell the story of the nation’s first black president. Bronzeville is where a number of black leaders, artists and pioneers worked or lived.

Several Chicago locations have expressed interest in the library, including an old U.S. Steel site and the University of Chicago. The University of Hawaii has also been mentioned as a possibility.

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