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Barack Obama Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, April 10, 2018
1. Barack Obama Marker
Inscription. 44th President of the United States, made his first political speech - - a protest against South African apartheid - - on this plaza February 18, 1981
 
Location. 34° 7.642′ N, 118° 12.65′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Campus Road. Touch for map. Located on the campus of Occidental College near Arthur G. Coons Administrative Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1600 Campus Rd, Los Angeles CA 90041, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Southwest Museum (approx. 1.9 miles away); Lummis Home (approx. 2.4 miles away); Hale House, Circa 1887 (approx. 2.7 miles away); Valley Knudsen Garden Residence (approx. 2.7 miles away); Watering Trough (approx. 3.2 miles away); Fenyes Estate (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Gamble House (approx. 3.3 miles away); Neutra Studio and Residences (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
Categories. African AmericansPolitics
 
Barack Obama Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, April 10, 2018
2. Barack Obama Marker
The Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, April 10, 2018
3. The Plaza
Logo on Admin Building image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, April 10, 2018
4. Logo on Admin Building
Barack Obama image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 28, 2018
5. Barack Obama
This 2018 portrait of Barack Obama, forty-fourth president, 2009-2017, by Khinde Wiley hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“Barack Obama made history in 2009 by becoming the first African American president. The former Illinois state senator's election signaled a feeling of hope for the future even as the U.S. was undergoing its worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. While working to improve the economy, Obama enacted the Affordable Care Act, extending health benefits to millions of previously uninsured Americans. Overseas, he oversaw the drawdown of American troops in the Middle East a force reduction that was controversially replaced with an expansion of drone and aviation strikes. Though his mission to kill al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden was successful, his pledge to close the Guantanamo prison went unrealized.

Artist Kehinde Wiley is known for his vibrant, large-scale paintings of African Americans posing as famous figures from the history of Western art. This portrait does not include an underlying art historical reference, but some of the flowers in the background carry special meaning for Obama. The chrysanthemums, for example, reference the official flower of Chicago. The jasmine evokes Hawaii, where he spent the majority of his childhood, and the African blue lilies stand in for his late Kenyan father.”
Nearby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, April 10, 2018
6. Nearby Marker
Commendation to Occidental College for effective co-operation in training naval personnel during World War II. James Forrestal, US Navy.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 23, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   5. submitted on June 30, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6. submitted on June 23, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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