Posts Tagged ‘painting

22
Nov
13

Early Bird Chat

On a tour of the State Floor of the White House, President Obama looks at a portrait of John F. Kennedy by Aaron Shikler, January 24, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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Morning everyone.

20
Jul
13

Holding Tight

Artist Robert Trujillo holds his son Saja Duchicela-Trujillo in front of a mural of Trayvon Martin he is working on at the Youth Radio Building in Oakland, Calif. Trujillo is with the group “Trust Your Struggle,” an artist collective in the Bay Area.

29
Nov
12

Welcome, Willard

President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney talk in the Oval Office following their lunch, Nov. 29, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Updated version of pic:

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02
May
12

Scream. Very loudly.

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Chat away ;-)

16
Jan
12

day of service

President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama (C) and their daughter Malia (2nd-L)

President Obama playfully shushes himself as he greets the librarian

 A paper-collage of first lady Michelle Obama hangs on a wall at the Browne Education Campus

President Obama participates in a community service project in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. at the Browne Education Campus in Washington

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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., FEDERAL HOLIDAY, 2012

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

On a hot summer day nearly half a century ago, an African American preacher with no official title or rank gave voice to our Nation’s deepest aspirations, sharing his dream of an America that ensured the true equality of all our people.  From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired a movement that would push our country toward a more perfect Union.

At a time when our Nation was sharply divided, Dr. King called on a generation of Americans to be “voices of reason, sanity, and understanding amid the voices of violence, hatred, and emotion.”  His example stirred men and women of all backgrounds to become foot soldiers for justice, and his leadership gave them the courage to refuse the limitations of the day and fight for the prospect of tomorrow.  Because these individuals showed the resilience to stand firm in the face of the fiercest resistance, we are the benefactors of an extraordinary legacy of progress.

Read the full proclamation here




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