Former President Barack Obama is giving the people what they want.
After he and former First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled the design of the Obama Presidential Center today, he spoke about their intentions for the upcoming space—and you will definitely want to visit the three-building campus. "When Michelle and I started talking about the Presidential Center, we were really firm that what we want to do was create something for the future," he said. "We are interested in having displays and exhibits that can teach young people about, not just my presidency, but all the people who led to my presidency. The process of struggle and the process of overcoming that I stand on top of."
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He also added that the planned museum and library in Chicago’s Jackson Park won't be an "ego trip," but will still showcase things that the public wants to see—including Michelle's iconic dresses, posters from Obama’s presidential campaign, and other artifacts from his time in the White House.
After speaking about his love for Chicago, he detailed their aim to improve Jackson Park by adding children's play centers as well as a sledding hill. "Michelle always told me she was mad that during the winter she couldn’t sled because there was no hill down here," he said of his Chicago-native wife.
Michelle also expressed her excitement on social media in a post, and wrote: "Excited by the potential of the Obama Pres. Center. Barack & I will continue to champion the issues close to our hearts, including girls ed."
We can't wait to see the Obama Presidential Center come to life.