Chicagoan shares an experience and neighborly kinship with Barack Obama

Chicagoan shares an experience and neighborly kinship with Barack Obama
South-side resident Shawntavia Brazil and her daughter at McCormick Place after President Obama's Farewell speech. (Alexis Wainwright/MEDILL)

By Alexis Wainwright

What many south side Chicagoans liked the most about Barack Obama is that he lived down the street: accessible, real and humble. Unlike presidents of the past he had a house on a city street, like most of us. South-side resident Shawntavia Brazil explains why she had to be a part of this memorable experience.

Photo at top: South-side resident Shawntavia Brazil and her daughter at McCormick Place after President Obama’s Farewell speech. (Alexis Wainwright/MEDILL)
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