Archive for October 16th, 2011

16
Oct
11

night everyone

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Eldest living sisiter of Dr. King, Christine King Farris

Two-year-old Elias Kabongo of Waldorf poses for his parents at the Martin Luther King memorial (Washington Post – thank you Marlz)

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Coming up:

Monday:

10:50 ET: The President holds an event at Asheville Regional Event in Fletcher, NC.

4:50: Gives remarks at West Wilkes High School in Millers Creek, NC.

Tuesday:

11:0: Visits YMCA on Guilford Technical Community College campus in Jamestown, NC.

5:00: Delivers remarks at Greensville County High School in Emporia, VA

Wednesday:

10:30: Delivers remarks at Joint Base Langley-Eustis

2:40: Speaks to fire fighters at Fire Station 9 North Chesterfield, VA

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An Afghan carpet seller displays a handmade rug bearing the image of US President Barack Obama inside his shop in Kabul, Afghanistan. The shop owner said the he spent a year sewing the carpet and that it is not for sale. (From Boston.com – thank you Loriah)

16
Oct
11

a memorable day

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha and Malia, and Marian Robinson tour the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial before the dedication ceremony in Washington, D.C. (Pete Souza)

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Monday:

10:50 ET: The President holds an event at Asheville Regional Event in Fletcher, NC.

4:50: Gives remarks at West Wilkes High School in Millers Creek, NC.

Tuesday:

11:0: Visits YMCA on Guilford Technical Community College campus in Jamestown, NC.

5:00: Delivers remarks at Greensville County High School in Emporia, VA

Wednesday:

10:30: Delivers remarks at Joint Base Langley-Eustis

2:40: Speaks to fire fighters at Fire Station 9 North Chesterfield, VA

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Martin Luther King, Jesse Jackson said, would be sad that a “redemptive moment of historic proportions” that came with the election of President Obama in 2008 “has been met with unrelenting retribution, retaliation and unprecedented opposition.” “Many seem willing just to sink the ship just to destroy the captain,” Jackson said. “We must do better than that.”

16
Oct
11

‘celebrate the dream’

Text of speech here

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People wait in line during sunrise for a dedication ceremony at the Martin Luther King Memorial on the National Mall

The Obama family examine a time capsule as they arrive for the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial

16
Oct
11

sunday

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