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Neighborhood wants Obama library

Published: Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 1:15 a.m. CDT

CHICAGO – Another Chicago neighborhood is seeking to be the future home of the Barack Obama presidential library.

No official plans have been made yet. But residents 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 told the Chicago Tribune that the neighborhood is the 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 South Works site and the University of Chicago. The University of Hawaii has also been mentioned as a possibility.

 

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