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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama look out at the Chicago, IL, skyline, June 15, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

First Lady Michelle Obama participates in musical activities with students during a back to school "Let's Move!" Active Schools event at Orr Elementary School in Washington, D.C., Sept. 6, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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South side community members at a 2010 speech by President Barack Obama on the Midway Plaisance. (Photo by Jason Smith)

Why the South Side

President-elect Barack Obama, left, kneels down to greet school children after making a surprise visit to St. Columbanus Catholic School on the South Side of Chicago, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)


Stacey Kimmons working at the Chicago Botanic Garden 30,000 sqf McCormick Place roof top garden. (Photo courtesy Chicago Botanic Garden)

Presidential Libraries

The George W. Bush Presidential Center and Native Texas Park on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas (Photo by Grant Miller for the George W. Bush Presidential Center Some rights reserved.)

The William J. Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas (Photo by Stuart Seeger Some rights reserved.)

The George Bush Presidential Library on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Jujutacular Some rights reserved.)

The Air Force One Pavillion in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. (Photo by Jeroen Elfferich Some rights reserved.)

A museum exhibition in the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta, George. (Photo by Wally Gobetz Some rights reserved.)

The Gerald R. Ford Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Photo by OZinOH Some rights reserved.)

The Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, California (Photo by Mark Weston Some rights reserved.)

The Great Hall at the Lyndon B. Johnson  Presidential Library on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin, Texas. (Photo by the LBJ Foundation Some rights reserved.)

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by JasonParis Some rights reserved.)

The boyhood home of President Eisenhower on the grounds of the Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene, Kansas. (Photo by Ayleen Gaspar Some rights reserved.)

The Oval Office in the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library in Independence, Missouri. (Photo by Dave Clark Some rights reserved.)

The library at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park, New York. (Photo by Tim Evanson Some rights reserved.)

The schoolhouse located on the grounds of the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in West Branch, Iowa. (Photo by Edward Stojakovic Some rights reserved.)


Members of the University of Chicago’s Barack Obama Presidential Library Community Advisory Board gather at a meeting. From left: Timuel Black, Jim Reynolds, Jr., and Shirley J. Newsome. (Photo by Robert Kozloff)


The University of Chicago campus, city of Chicago skyline, and Lake Michigan (Photo by Tom Rossiter)

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