In honor of Black History Month, we're reflecting on Frederick Douglass' visit to Jackson Park during the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893. Jackson Park is preparing to repeat its historical role as a place of honor for America’s black icons as the site of the future Obama Presidential Center. During Black History Month and every month, we are constantly reminded that we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us.
With NBA All-Star weekend coming back to Chicago, you could be sure President Obama wouldn't miss it. Check out our highlights from the weekend below.
#BlackHistoryMonth is as much about the future as it is about the past. For Obama Fellow Aimée @EubanksDavis, it’s a time of hopefulness: "As a girl who grew up on the South Side of Chicago, I deeply believe in this city and its people, especially its emerging leaders." pic.twitter.com/DFt60HIYsz