First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks at the White House Forum on Military Credentialing and Licensing.
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To mark African American History Month, as well as the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, we talked with White House Curator Bill Allman about a painting called Watch Meeting–Dec. 31st 1862–Waiting for the Hour that hangs near the Oval Office in the West Wing.
The painting, completed in 1863 by William Carlton, shows a group of African American men, women and children waiting for the clock to strike midnight — the hour the Emancipation Proclamation would go into effect.
Check it out, and learn why President Obama chose this painting to hang in the West Wing.
See videos that take you behind-the-scenes at the White House. You’ll find exclusive interviews with the Marine Sentries who guard the West Wing, a look at the ten letters President Obama reads each day and bring you inside the process of creating the President’s State of the Union address. Source: whitehouse.gov
Deputy Director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese explains the bi-partisan deal that was recently completed in Washington and outlines what the deal means for the economy and how it met President Obama’s key economic priorities.
President Obama speaks at a Hanukkah Reception