One perk of being the President of the United States of America is that you’re name will live on forever in the form of a library. Yup, after serving your 4-terms as POTUS, you will get your name emblazoned on the front of a building for all the world to see.
Pall Presidential libraries reside in the Presidents hometown. With President Barack Hussein Obama’s last few months as President coming to an end, plans are in place for his library. A location has already been found and I’m sure Chief Keef is geeked.
A bid by the University of Chicago, which Obama taught constitutional law before turning to politics, beat out rival proposals from Hawaii and New York to host the location of Obama’s presidential archives and museum.
“All the strands of my life came together, and I really became a man when I moved to Chicago. That’s where I was able to apply that early idealism to try to work in the communities in public service,” Obama said in the nearly three-minute video. “That’s where I met my wife, that’s where my children were born, and the people there, the community, the lessons I learned, they’re all based right in this few square miles where we’ll be able to now give something back and bring the world back home after this incredible journey.”
The runner-up was Columbia University, Obama’s alma mater, which offered to site the library on land it owns on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The University of Hawaii in Honolulu also offered a seaside location for the library in the city where Obama spent much of his youth.
The move is a big look for Chicago. With all the stories about the city centering around violence over the last few years, this small beam of light should do a lot to make Chicago look like the world-class city it is.