Obama and His Library: Go SmallRoundup: Media's Take
tags: presidential libraries
PHILADELPHIA — Although President Obama has nearly three years left in his second term, plans for his presidential library are starting to take shape. On Jan. 31 came the announcement that the Barack H. Obama Foundation had been formed to “manage the library planning process.”
Chicago, where Mr. Obama made his home and built his political career, seems the likeliest site, but people in Honolulu, where he was born, and New York, where he finished college (at Columbia) and where he is believed to want to live after he leaves the White House, are making the case for their cities.
There is speculation in the architectural press that the British architect David Adjaye, who is designing the National Museum of African-American History and Culture on the Mall in Washington, has the inside track for the commission.
But where the library is situated or who designs it is less important than whether Mr. Obama will follow the grandiose example of his predecessors, or chart a new course....
comments powered by Disqus
- Poland puts Berlin's WWII bill at 440 billion euros
- The five Sullivan brothers, serving together, were killed in World War II. Their ship was just found.
- Historian H.R. McMaster out, John Bolton is in
- Polish attorney general’s office calls Holocaust law unconstitutional
- Will Trump break American democracy?
- Last Fall This Scholar Defended Colonialism. Now He’s Defending Himself.
- Jim Loewen is helping teachers teach difficult historical topics tied to race relations
- Historian (and US Senator) Ben Sasse writing book on polarization
- Historian: The Heavy Burden of Teaching My Son About American Racism
- Teachers are using ‘Black Panther’ to discuss African colonialism and American racism