Thursday, February 10, 2005

Bush reaches out, Obama shows up...

Yesterday President Bush continued his outreach to African Americans hosting the East Wing event that honored Black History and established a thoughtful new exhibit at the Smithsonian.

According to the Washington Times, Senator Obama was in attendance as the President was interrupted some 17 times for applause (from leader's in the African American community) in his speech to honor Black History, and to announce the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

To that end, the president yesterday used the occasion of Black History Month to talk about the Smithsonian's new National Museum of African
American History and Culture.

"It's important that our children know that there was a time in their nation's history when one in every seven human beings was the property of another," said Mr. Bush, who in 2003 signed the law creating the new museum. "They need to know how families were separated, denied even the comfort of suffering together. It's an important lesson of a shameful period that the young must never forget."


2 Comments:

Blogger sally said...

Is this world really ready for a Black Man to run our county...sure hope not...what is wrong with the white people.

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Blogger sally said...

Is this world really ready for a Black Man to run the county...I sure hope not...

7:00 AM  

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