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Barack Obama Presidential Center

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Barack Obama's Presidential Center

The Barack Obama Presidential Center is the planned presidential center of Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States. It will be located in Jackson Park on the South Side of Chicago, near the campus of the University of Chicago. The university provides planning, support, engagement and programming. Included within the center's plans is a new branch for the Chicago Public Library. The nonprofit Obama Foundation will oversee the center's creation and its campus' construction, and partner with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to digitize the presidency records.
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  • Community Benefits Agreement 

  • Public land 

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  • Construction and fundraising 

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