Barack Obama's farewell speech: 10 key quotes that completed Chicago lawyer's journey of change

Barack Obama closed the book on his presidency Wednesday, with a farewell speech in Chicago. This speech was something to look forward to after Donald Trump's shock election.

Obama's last trip on Air Force One is a pilgrimage to his adoptive hometown, where he addressed a sell-out crowd not far from where he delivered his victory speech eight years ago. Die-hard fans — many African Americans — braved Chicago's frigid winter to collect free tickets, which sold for upwards of $1,000 a piece on Craigslist.

Joined by First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill, Obama's trip was a sentimental walk down memory lane, were it not slap-bang in the middle of a tumultuous presidential handover.

Here are ten highlights from Barack Obama's eloquent final speech in Chicago.


Updated Date: Jan 11, 2017 10:24 AM

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