Our Favorite Moments of the President with Icons of African American History and the Civil Rights Movement
Since taking office, President Obama has welcomed many icons of the civil rights movement to the White House, including Tuskegee Airmen, Freedom Riders, Negro League Baseball players, artists, musicians and activists. Today, with President Obama set to speak from the Lincoln Memorial to mark the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, we present some of our favorite behind the scenes moments of the President with these icons of African American history and the civil rights movement.   Be sure to tune in at 2:45 ET today to watch the President's remarks live at whitehouse.gov/live Ruby Bridges visits her portrait in the White House Ruby Bridges visited the White House to see how a painting commemorating her personal and historic milestone looks hanging on the wall outside of the Oval Office. Watch on YouTube Tuskegee Airmen visit the White House The President and the First Lady host Tuskegee Airmen along with cast and crew members of the movie Red Tails for a screening at the White House. Watch on YouTube read more
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