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The plans are out for the Barack Obama Presidential Center and Library in Chicago—and the former President is taking heat for some over-the-top features.
The planned library, which will be located in Jackson Park on the South Side of Chicago, will feature a museum and library like most presidential libraries—but will also include a basketball court, a room for yoga classes, and a test kitchen for demonstrations to cook healthy food.
What the library won’t include? Hard-copy manuscripts, letters, and documents—instead opting to simply host a digital archive, to the surprise of many historians, considering the core purpose of a presidential library.
In a scathing editorial for the Chicago Tribune, columnist Ron Grossman—an Obama supporter—slammed 44th President for his over-the-top center, saying that the museum should instead focus on Obama’s historic role as the first black President, rather than a laundry list of silly ad-ons.
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