BOSTON — Former President Barack Obama will be making a visit in Massachusetts Sunday to accept an award in Boston.
Obama was named the recipient of the 2017 Profile in Courage Award and is set to receive the award at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Dorchester.
The award was created in 1989 buy members of President Kennedy’s family, and is given to public servants who have made courageous decisions without regard for personal consequences.
Obama will be honored for the passing of the Affordable Care Act, restoring diplomatic ties with Cuba, and his effort to fight climate change.
“President Kennedy called on a new generation of Americans to give their talents to the service of the country,” Kennedy’s daughter, Caroline Kennedy, said in a statement. “With exceptional dignity and courage, President Obama has carried that torch into our own time, providing young people of all backgrounds with an example they can emulate in their own lives.”
Jack Schlossberg, JFK’s only grandson, will be presenting Obama with the award. The evening will also include a performance by James Taylor and remarks by Ambassador Caroline Kennedy.