During his short but effective life as preacher and civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr. gave many speeches. However the one that seemed to resonate with the entire country, race notwithstanding, was the one he delivered fifty years ago on August 28th, 1963, whilst standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.
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While spending eight years in the White House may sound glamorous, life for Malia and Sasha Obama cannot be that much fun. After all, which teen/tween likes to sit through long boring speeches, be constantly hounded by the media and worst of all, have some secret service agent constantly watching all their movements? But, every now and again the job of being America's 'first girls' does bring some perks - One of which happens to be the 'Kid's Inauguration Ball', a tradition started by President Obama, where the girls get to invite and hobnob with music stars of their choice.
Four years ago, President Barack Obama made history when he was sworn in as the first African American President of the United States of America. This morning, he once again took the oath to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.". The private swearing-in ceremony was even more significant this time around, because it affirmed that Americans are truly all about electing the best man (or woman) for the job, regardless of his/her creed or color.
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Stolen into Slavery is the powerful, true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York who was kidnapped and sold into bondage where he worked for 12 years as a slave. Now an Oscar-winning film, Stolen into Slavery is an adaptation of Northup’s autobiography for younger readers. National Geographic has created a 12 page discussion guide for talking to young readers about this book.
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This morning, 35,000 lucky kids and their parents from all across America were invited to the White House to participate in the 134th Annual Easter Egg Roll, hosted by President Obama and his family.
Today, August 4th, is President Obama's 50th birthday and while that may seem ancient to most of you, he is the nation's 5th youngest president ever - behind Ulysses S. Grant, John Kennedy, Bill Clinton and Theodore Roosevelt and only the third one to spend his 50th birthday in the Oval Office. So how is celebrating this momentous occasion? Here is the lowdown.
July 4th, 2010 marks two fun events - the 234th birthday of The United States of America and, the 12th birthday of first daughter, Malia Obama. So how are they celebrating? While the details of the first are well-known, the second celebration is one we can only speculate about.
Earlier this year, Kalamazoo High School beat out 1000 public schools in the Race to the Top Challenge, and won the honor of becoming the first high school in the country, to have the President of the United States speak at its graduation ceremony.
The students at Kalamazoo Central High School can't wait for graduation day - Not, because they are finally done with high school but, because their graduation speaker will be none other than the President of the United States - Mr. Barack Obama!
On Easter Monday, 30,000 lucky kids and adults were fortunate enough to not only be the guests of the First Family and join them in their annual egg hunt, but also, meet some amazing celebrities like Justin Bieber, J.K. Rowling and the entire cast of the new television blockbuster, 'Glee'.