Today in LES History: Senator Barack Obama Makes a Campaign Stop at Cooper Union

Posted on: March 27th, 2015 at 8:12 am by

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2008 – Campaigning Illinois Senator Barack Obama took the stage at Cooper Union’s Great Hall. The then-presidential hopeful gave a speech about the economy, and proposed an additional $30 billion stimulus package to help during the downturn. Obama was introduced by Mayor Bloomberg.

The event was highly symbolic, as Cooper Union was also the same forum in which Abraham Lincoln preached during his 1860 presidential stump.

Today in LES History is compiled by Lower East Side History Project, an award-winning non-profit organization which offers research, consulting and daily public and private walking tours. See the full schedule here: http://leshp.org.

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