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“At last!” The official Obama portraits are hung in The White House!

Former President Obama admires the official portrait of Michelle Obama hung in The White House.
Credit: Obama Photographer’s Pete Souza Tweet

Michelle Obama Delivers Powerful Speech on What Her History-Making White House Portrait Represents

“A girl like me, she was never supposed to be up there next to Jacqueline Kennedy and Dolley Madison,” Michelle Obama said in her speech on Wednesday. “She was never supposed to live in this house”

From People Magazine:

After thanking the portraits’ artists, Robert McCurdy and Sharon Sprung, Michelle confessed it’s still odd for her “stand in this historic space” and “see this big beautiful painting staring back” at her.

“Growing up on Euclid Avenue, I never could’ve imagined that any of this could be part of my story,” she continued. “But even if it’s all still a bit awkward for me, I do recognize why moments like these are important. Why all of this is absolutely necessary.”

“Traditions like this matter,” she explained, “not just for those of us who hold these positions but for everyone participating in and watching our democracy.”

“And all that remains in this hallowed place are our good efforts and these portraits,” Michelle said. “Portraits that connect our history to the present day, portraits that hang here as history continues to be made.”

Posted by Steve on September 9, 2022 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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