Us President Barack Obama is giving a farewell speech in Chicago,reflecting on his time on office.
He said he wanted to return to "where it all started" for him and First Lady Michelle Obama,instead of delivering the speech from the White House.
The country's first black president,now 55,was first elected in 2008 on a progressive message of hope and change.
His successor,President-elect Donald Trump,has vowed to undo some of Mr Obama's signature policy achievements.
Mr Trump will be sworn into office on 20 January.
Returning to Chicago,where he first declared victory in 2008,Mr Obama will deliver a parting message to Americans after a divisive and vicious election campaign which led to Mr Trump's victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton.
The speech will aim to speak to everyone in America,including Trump supporters,White House Officials said.
His trip to Chicago is his last as president,and his 445th journey aboard Air Force One.