The White House is continuing the Black History Month celebrations. Yesterday, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a reception to commemorate the trailblazers that came before us. Come inside to see pics from the festivities and POTUS’ hilarious welcome speech inside….
The Black History Month celebration continues at the White House!
Yesterday, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted guests at the White House for a reception to honor all of the African-Americans that broke race barriers, slaves who helped build this country and the heroes who marched for equality and justice for us all.
As POTUS welcomed everyone to the White House, one lady yelled out “Heeeeey Michelllle!” with POTUS responding “Heeeeey.” Then he said, “We know it’s Black History Month when you hear someone say ‘Heeeey Michelle! Giiiirl! You look so good!”
We die! Check it below:
The festivities continued with POTUS welcoming members of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s family into the Oval Office to see MLK’s bust for the first time. MLK’s son Martin Luther King, III, along with his wife Andrea King and their daughter Yolanda King, and MLK’s daughter Bernice King.
BLACK HISTORY FACTS: MLK’s statue became the first image of an African-American to be displayed in the Oval Office after it replaced the Winston Churchill bust. MLK’s bust also became the first image of an African-American in ANY public space in the White House.
As POTUS made his rounds, he stopped to greet a kiddie who was waiting for his arrival in the East Room.
Reality stars and singers Towanda Braxton and Traci Braxton came out for the Black History Month celebration.
Rev. Al Sharpton was also in the mix to celebrate our hertiage.
There were also step performances by Step Afrika that had the White House LIT! Check it::
A video posted by Step Afrika! (@stepafrika) on Feb 18, 2016 at 12:55pm PST
A video posted by Step Afrika! (@stepafrika) on Feb 18, 2016 at 1:55pm PST
A video posted by Step Afrika! (@stepafrika) on Feb 18, 2016 at 8:06pm PST
Great fun at the #WhiteHouse today! Thanks to everyone who made this special day possible ! #stepafrika
Posted by Step Afrika! on Thursday, February 18, 2016
And let’s not forget Morgan State University Marching Band Drum Line welcoming everyone in:
Walking into the White House and there’s an HBCU band (Morgan) playing. #HellaOnyx #SuperBlack
A video posted by Awesomely Luvvie (@luvvie) on Feb 18, 2016 at 12:35pm PST
Photos: Pete Souza’s IG/Traci’s IG/@nicvenable/kizzyevae/@ kuratedbyke/@luvvie