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Chasity Clark

Chasity Clark

Beulah Shoesmith Elementary School

“This can benefit us if you add information about his family and himself. It will be awesome to learn about Obama and his family. It will also be amazing to see artifacts and learn about his experience being president. Going to the library would be a fun way to learn about one of our most memorable leaders. I believe you cannot have this Library anywhere else besides here in Chicago where he made his career.”

London Duku

London Duku

Hyde Park Academy High School student

“The Barack Obama Presidential Library/Museum would be extremely beneficial to the Chicago area. Many students, like me, would be inspired by it. With all of the most important documents, letters and speeches surrounding a plethora of future generations.”

Jazane Holmes

Jazane Holmes

Hyde Park Academy High School student

“Also, the library will allow teens to stay off the streets. This library will allow our next generation to know more about the presidents responsibilities. The library will gain more people attention than other libraries because it will not only allow people to learn more things, but they will also learn to work together and make a better city. Keeping teens off the street will have a great impact in Chicago.”

Kamiah Mitchell

Kamiah Mitchell

Hyde Park Academy High School student

“I am a student at Hyde Park Academy and I feel that it will benefit my peers and other students in Chicago for the Barack Obama Presidential Library to be here in your hometown, Chicago. Your legacy has inspired many people. It will attract many tourists, which will bring jobs for many people. It will also help children become involved with their community. When you became the first African American President it inspired me to become the first of something and the best.”

Timuel Black

Timuel Black

Community Advisory Board

“The work of building our community anew and preserving its historic cultural and political legacy is intellectually engaging and inspiring. I believe that the proposed Presidential Library can help strengthen this community’s sense of continuity and hope for the future.”

Toni Preckwinkle

Toni Preckwinkle

President, Cook County Board of Commissioners

“Locating the Obama Presidential Library in the heart of the South Side will send a powerful message about possibility and hope.”

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