Obama’s supporters at famed barbershop say farewell

By Pat Nabong

More than eight years after President Obama gave his first victory speech in Grant Park, Chicagoans in Hyde Park bid farewell to the president who used to live in their neighborhood. In Hyde Park Hair Salon, where President Obama has been getting his hair cut for more than 20 years, talk of their hometown hero drowns out the sound of buzzing hair clippers.

Photo at top: Antonio Coye poses beside the chair which President Obama usually sits on whenever he gets his hair cut at Hyde Park Hair Salon. Jan. 10, 2017. (Pat Nabong/MEDILL)