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Barbara Flynn Currie - Obama in Illinois

Barbara Flynn Currie, a liberal Democrat from the Hyde Park district of Chicago, has represented that area in the Illinois House of Representatives from January, 1979 to her retirement at the end of the 2018 legislative year. Since 1997 she has served as the House Majority Leader during an era where Mike Madigan served as Speaker of the House. Currie also had professional dealings with Barack Obama, who was the state senator for her legislative district.

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Obama in Illinois

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Obama's Inauguration

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Barbara Flynn Currie and Barack Obama marched together on Independence Day, 2001 in the 53rd Street Parade in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood.

Where:

Chicago, Illinois

When:

2001

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Narrator's photo

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Representative Currie with State Senator Barack Obama march down 53rd Street in Hyde Park’s annual Independence Day parade in 2001.

Where:

Chicago, Illinois

When:

2001

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Narrator's photo

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Barbara and her son, Stephen Currie, with Barack and Michelle Obama at a White House Christmas party in 2009.

Where:

the White House

When:

2009

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This image is considered to be in the public domain.



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