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New exhibit at Honolulu Hale showcases Obama's early years

(Image: Pete Souza, White House) (Image: Pete Souza, White House)
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Before he made history and became the first black president of the United States, Barack Obama was a local boy.

In honor of the former president's island roots, Honolulu Hale is unveiling an exhibit that chronicles Obama's humble beginnings as well as his journey to the White House.

The exhibit will be revealed during a press conference at 11:45 a.m. Thursday in Honolulu Hale's Municipal Gallery.

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Gov. David Ige, and Obama's sister Maya Soetoro Ng will be in attendance, among others.

Councilwoman Kimberly Pine will be sharing the Municipal Gallery with her "Peace & Art" exhibition to promote harmony with an aloha spirit.

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