(4) President Obama waits with Sergeants at Arms and Members of Congress before entering the House Chamber to deliver the State of the Union address. Standing with the President are, from left: Paul Irving, House Sergeant at Arms; House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.; Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.; and Terrance Gainer, Senate Sergeant at Arms (Photo by Pete Souza)
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(7) President Obama helps First Lady Michelle Obama off the stage after thanking the White House chefs during the State Dinner for President François Hollande (Photo by Pete Souza)
(1) President Obama talks on the phone in the Oval Office with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the situation in Ukraine (Photo by Pete Souza)
(2) President Obama plays with 5 month-old Vann Carroll during a visit with wounded warriors and their families who were touring the White House, in the East Room (Photo by Pete Souza)
(3) President Obama lets a little boy listen to his heartbeat with a stethoscope during a classroom visit at Powell Elementary School in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Pete Souza)
(4) President Obama with Pope Francis at the Vatican
(5) President Obama with Pope Francis at the Vatican
(6) First Lady Michelle Obama rides a toboggan at the Great Wall of China in Mutianyu (Photo by Amanda Lucidon)
(7) First Lady Michelle Obama hugs daughters Sasha, left, and Malia as they visit the Great Wall of China in Mutianyu, China, March 23, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)
(8) First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha and Malia, and Marian Robinson feed apples to giant pandas during their visit to the Giant Panda Research Base in Chengdu, China (Photo by Amanda Lucidon)
(9) President Obama tours the Colosseum with Barbara Nazzaro, Technical Director & Architect of the Colosseum, in Rome (Photo by Pete Souza)
(10) President Obama looks at Rembrandt’s “Self-portrait as the Apostle Paul” as he tours the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (Photo by Pete Souza)
(1) President Obama walks with Lincoln Rose Pierce Smith, the daughter of former Deputy Press Secretary Jamie Smith, in the Oval Office (Photo by Pete Souza)
(2) Children help President Obama to his feet after he sat on the floor to have a group photo with them during a U.S. Embassy meet and greet at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila in the Philippines (Photo by Pete Souza)
(3) President Obama views the scene of the mudslide in Oso, Wash., from Marine One (Photo by Pete Souza)
(4) First Lady Michelle Obama hugs family pets Sunny and Bo, right, during a video taping in the Map Room of the White House (Photo by Amanda Lucidon)
(5) President Obama reaches down to 6-month-old Sabina Johnson, from Beaumont, Texas, who was visiting the Oval Office with her uncle, Elbek Elibaev, for his Make-A-Wish visit at the White House (Photo by Pete Souza)
(6) President Obama and the Easter Bunny listen as Cam Anthony sings the national anthem during the annual Easter Egg Roll (Photo by Pete Souza)
(7) President Obama visits with children following the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride on the South Lawn of the White House (Photo by Pete Souza)
(8) President Obama stretches to shake the hand of a little girl during a U.S. Embassy meet and greet at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila in Manila, Philippines (Photo by Pete Souza)
(9) First Lady Michelle Obama visits with families working on crafts at Maryland Fisher House IV at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md (Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
(10) Carolina Garcia Delfin, 94, a Filipina nurse who fought in the resistance against Japanese forces during World War II, kisses President Obama after he mentioned her in his remarks to American and Philippine troops at Fort Bonifacio in Manila, Philippines (Photo by Pete Souza)
‘The March’ is the story of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, told by the people who organized and participated in it. It includes interviews with some of the key actors; members of the inner circles of the core organizational groups; Hollywood supporters and civil rights campaigners; John F. Kennedy administration officials; and the ordinary people who became part of the crowd of thousands, who thronged to Washington D.C. by all and every means: plane, bus and car.
The Obama family at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, Oct. 14, 2011 (Photo by Pete Souza)
WH.gov: President Obama, President Clinton and President Carter to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
This Wednesday will mark 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech at the base of the Lincoln Memorial; a moment which served to punctuate a movement that changed America.
To honor this occasion, President Obama will be joined Wednesday, August 28th, by President Jimmy Carter and President Bill Clinton, members of the King family and other civil rights leaders and luminaries at the Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action event at the Lincoln Memorial, to commemorate Dr. King’s soaring speech and the 1963 March on Washington.
… This event is open to the public. Doors open at 9:00 AM, for an 11:00 AM program start on Wednesday, August 28th at the Lincoln Memorial. Guests arriving after 12:00 PM are not guaranteed admittance. In order to access the venue, you must enter from the east side of the Reflecting Pool, on 17th street, near the World War II Memorial.
Ebony: …… President Barack Obama and former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter will honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s call to “Let freedom ring” by ringing bells at 3:00 p.m. EDT, a half-century to the very minute after Dr. King delivered his historic address. Groups across the country will also pause to mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s speech by ringing bells at 3:00 p.m. EDT.