113 Responses to “President Obama Speaks At The Opening For The Museum Of African American History”


  1. 1 GGail
    September 24, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Thank you NW for providing the opportunity for us to view this together ❤

  2. 6 hopefruit2
    September 24, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Thanks Nerdy for the threads and links – we are as tuned in as ever! 🙂 Congrats GGail on #1!

  3. 7 hopefruit2
    September 24, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Our President is speaking!!!!

  4. 10 GGAIL
    September 24, 2016 at 11:57 am

    I. Will. Not. Cry! (any more )

  5. 11 Ouapiti
    September 24, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Our President! Looking fabulous. Thanks for all the great posts, NW!

  6. 12 jacquelineoboomer
    September 24, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Not sure if this has been shared yet.

  7. 13 yardarm756
    September 24, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Thank you NW…So glad I’ve lived long enough to see this…I’m in big tears over here. ❤

  8. 17 jacquelineoboomer
    September 24, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Not museum related, but, hey, it’s Reggie again!

  9. 20 jacquelineoboomer
    September 24, 2016 at 12:23 pm

  10. September 24, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Oh my God.

  11. 24 amk for obama
    September 24, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Kirk Douglas (man, is he really 100?)

    They say there is nothing new under the sun. Since I was born, our planet has traveled around it one hundred times. With each orbit, I’ve watched our country and our world evolve in ways that would have been unimaginable to my parents – and continue to amaze me with each passing year.

    In my lifetime, American women won the right to vote, and one is finally the candidate of a major political party. An Irish-American Catholic became president. Perhaps, most incredibly, an African-American is our president today.
    Until now, I believed I had finally seen everything under the sun. But this was the kind of fear-mongering I have never before witnessed from a major U.S. presidential candidate in my lifetime.

    /

    I have lived a long, good life. I will not be here to see the consequences if this evil takes root in our country. But your children and mine will be. And their children. And their children’s children.

    All of us still yearn to remain free. It is what we stand for as a country. I have always been deeply proud to be an American. In the time I have left, I pray that will never change. In our democracy, the decision to remain free is ours to make.

    My 100th birthday is exactly one month and one day after the next presidential election. I’d like to celebrate it by blowing out the candles on my cake, then whistling “Happy Days Are Here Again.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.in/entry/the-road-ahead_us_57e03be4e4b08cb1409749f2

  12. 25 jacquelineoboomer
    September 24, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    • 26 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      September 24, 2016 at 4:08 pm

      THE BIBLE IS LOADED WITH REFERENCES TO AIDING THOSE IN NEED..IF YOU MISS IT..YOU ARE ONE OF 2 THINGS..NOT READING THE BIBLE..OR YOU ARE SELFISH!

  13. 27 GGail
    September 24, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    The sound of the ringing of the bells is so beautiful

  14. 28 Dakota
    September 24, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    The Bonner Family…the bell ringing…so beautiful!

  15. 29 amk for obama
    September 24, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Apropos of the Museum opening today, the picture that will always haunt me.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

  16. September 24, 2016 at 12:38 pm

  17. September 24, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    So glad Donna D is there. Apparently, all the bells in DC are ringing as well. What a magical moment.

  18. 34 GGail
    September 24, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Okay TOD travelers, are we planning our trip for next June, July? to get together to visit the museum? Will we be able to purchase group tickets?

    Who’s interested?

  19. September 24, 2016 at 12:48 pm

  20. 51 Nerdy Wonka
    September 24, 2016 at 12:48 pm

  21. 57 Nerdy Wonka
    September 24, 2016 at 12:53 pm

  22. September 24, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Good morning/afternoon/evening TOD 🙂

    The lessons for humanity in this photo are too numerous to ever count ….

    #ALL50
    #YesWeMUST …. because us white Americans OWE IT to EVERY SLAVE and all their descendants who built America’s agrarian wealth, who created music of exceptional beauty and diversity, who had the courage to never quit, who have always been the first to forgive, and who proved to every black, brown, yellow, red child on the planet that YES YOU CAN be whatever you strive to be … and if you die trying it’s way the hell better than to be under ‘the man’s shoe’ ….

    • 59 GGAIL
      September 24, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      Bob, beautiful words. Thank you {{{hugs}}}

    • 60 nospin
      September 24, 2016 at 1:45 pm

      Bobfr, you do understand. 🙂

      Those ideals, to “have the courage to never quit, who have always been the first to forgive, and who proved to every black, brown, yellow, red child on the planet that YES YOU CAN be whatever you strive to be … and if you die trying it’s way the hell better than to be under ‘the man’s shoe’ ….” is what I teach my children.

    • 61 jacquelineoboomer
      September 24, 2016 at 2:09 pm

      Thank you, Bob.

    • 62 globalcitizenlinda
      September 24, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      I have always known from much of you say & share here, that you face complex challenges head on and you never forget to imagine what it feels like to walk in another person’s shoes.

      thanks a lot for all and keep on pushing for a better day

    • September 24, 2016 at 2:23 pm

      Dear Gail, nospin, Jacqueline & gcLinda,

      You have no idea how much your kindness means to me.

      Thank you!!!

      p.s. Jacqueline, I smile every time I think of Steve!!!!

      bbl …. {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS TO ALL OF YOU}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

      • September 24, 2016 at 2:27 pm

        BTW, before departing … all i can say is FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        “In any normal election year, we’d compare the two presidential candidates side by side on the issues. But this is not a normal election year. A comparison like that would be an empty exercise in a race where one candidate — our choice, Hillary Clinton — has a record of service and a raft of pragmatic ideas, and the other, Donald Trump, discloses nothing concrete about himself or his plans while promising the moon and offering the stars on layaway. (We will explain in a subsequent editorial why we believe Mr. Trump to be the worst nominee put forward by a major party in modern American history.)”

      • 65 GGAIL
        September 24, 2016 at 2:36 pm

        Bob, it goes without saying, that we would LOVE having you in our group when we tour the museum next year 😊

      • September 24, 2016 at 9:17 pm

        Thank you jazz, Susanne, Marilyn & Gail!!!

        Gail, if I can possibly make it, I will!!! 🙂 That’s such a lovely invitation!!!

    • September 24, 2016 at 2:46 pm

      Thank you, Bob! You’re a true ally. I appreciate and often quote you… ❤

    • 69 susanne
      September 24, 2016 at 3:01 pm

      beautiful, bobfr

  23. 70 Nerdy Wonka
    September 24, 2016 at 12:56 pm

  24. 71 Ladyhawke
    September 24, 2016 at 1:02 pm

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  26. 73 hopefruit2
    September 24, 2016 at 1:11 pm

  27. September 24, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    These tweets seem well suited to this thread ….

    • September 24, 2016 at 1:16 pm

      Yup x 2 ….

      Take care everyone … will always be grateful to {{{{{Chips}}}}} for enabling the emergence of this lovely TOD Community and to {{{{{NW}}}}} for sustaining it …. especially on a day like today!!!

      bbl …

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  29. 82 desertflower
    September 24, 2016 at 1:20 pm

  30. 85 Nena20409
    September 24, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Hello TODs a Cloudy Saturday Afternoon.
    Excellent Tweets and Brilliant Post, NW. 🍸 🍸 🍸
    Congrats, to all the Gold ⭐ winners, starting with this post and 2 posts back.

  31. 86 desertflower
    September 24, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Thank you, gcl:) Seems it was the cookies:)

    • 87 globalcitizenlinda
      September 24, 2016 at 2:45 pm

      I am very happy it helped.

      A few weeks ago, I got the same problem too and I was very frustrated … until I Googled my question.

      I am grateful for all those who share information to the public because it is hard to know if and when someone will need to use it

  32. 88 Ladyhawke
    September 24, 2016 at 1:33 pm

  33. 91 Nena20409
    September 24, 2016 at 1:35 pm


    President Obama’s Full Speech

  34. 92 desertflower
    September 24, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    FYI….maybe some of you on social media can ask some necessary questions!

    http://www.cbs5az.com/story/33182385/mccain-kirkpatrick-to-debate-in-phoenix-next-month?autostart=true

  35. 93 Nena20409
    September 24, 2016 at 1:41 pm

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  37. 95 globalcitizenlinda
    September 24, 2016 at 1:45 pm

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  39. 97 Judith Fardig
    September 24, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    What a transcendent post! Nerdy, no one live-tweets events better than you. Heartfelt thanks. Looking forward to visiting this museum in early December.

  40. 98 Ladyhawke
    September 24, 2016 at 2:03 pm

  41. 99 Nena20409
    September 24, 2016 at 2:05 pm

  42. 101 Nena20409
    September 24, 2016 at 2:24 pm

  43. 104 Nena20409
    September 24, 2016 at 2:31 pm

  44. September 24, 2016 at 2:37 pm

  45. 106 Ladyhawke
    September 24, 2016 at 2:39 pm

  46. 107 FoxfireTX
    September 24, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Good day TOD. What an emotional day and beautiful ceremony. No other president could have spoken as PBO did to underscore our collective history. The one discordant note for me was Justice Roberts. I wondered, as I watched, how he could justify gutting the VRA and then speak about history and court decisions at this museum. Shame on him.

    If anyone missed it (or their DVR was set for long enough, as in my case) C-Span will re-air the ceremony tonight at 8:00 edt on cspan3 I again have my dvr set so hopefully it will not cut off in the middle of POTUS’ speech which I want to save.

    Must admit I am feeling somewhat battered with the discordant notes floating around in the news. From the beauty of this ceremony to the pain in Charlotte and Tulsa and so many other places. I was incensed last night when one of the stations running in the background had an ex-cop on about the shooting at the mall in WA. He was bemoaning another weekend when “Americans” can’t feel safe in their daily lives. I wanted to shout at him, and what about the two AA men who were needlessly gunned down in the last few days, what about their “American safety”? for too many white Americans, it simply is not registering. We need to change that.

  47. 109 Nena20409
    September 24, 2016 at 2:52 pm

  48. 112 Nena20409
    September 24, 2016 at 3:09 pm


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