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WATCH LIVE: Obama speaks at Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy

President Barack Obama hits Chicago this afternoon to discuss the designation of the Pullman Historic District as a national monument.

He’s scheduled to speak at 1:55 CST at Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy.

You can watch live here:

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The Pullman neighborhood on the city’s South Side was built by industrialist George Pullman in the 19th century for workers at a factory to build luxurious railroad sleeping cars. The neighborhood was crucial in the African-American labor movement.

Designating part of the neighborhood a national monument makes it part of the National Park System.