White House Black History Month Celebrations

President And Mrs. Obama Host Music Legends For Celebration Of Blues Music
President And Mrs. Obama Host Music Legends For Celebration Of Blues Music
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 21: Blues legend B.B. King performs with an all-star cast at a White House event titled In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues February 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. As part of the In Perfomance series, music legends and contemporary major artists have been invited to perform at the White House for a celebration of Blues music and in recognition of Black History Month. The program featured performances by Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark, Jr., Shemekia Copeland, Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes, Mick Jagger, Keb Mo, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, with Taraji P. Henson as the program host and Booker T. Jones as music director and band leader. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
(Photo credit JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
First Lady Michelle Obama welcomes 124 m
First Lady Michelle Obama welcomes 124 middle and high school students from across the country to take part in an interactive student workshop at the White House in Washington, DC, February 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
First Lady Michelle Obama welcomes 124 m
First Lady Michelle Obama welcomes 124 middle and high school students from across the country to take part in an interactive student workshop at the White House in Washington, DC, February 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Executive Director of the Grammy Museum
Executive Director of the Grammy Museum Robert Santelli (C) speaks to 124 middle and high school students from across the country as they take part in an interactive student workshop at the White House in Washington, DC, February 21, 2012. The program involved three-time Grammy award winning musician Keb Mo, Grammy award winning musician Shemekia Copeland and Grammy award nominated musician Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Grammy award nominated musician Troy "Tr
Grammy award nominated musician Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews laughs as he is introduced to 124 middle and high school students from across the country as they take part in an interactive student workshop at the White House in Washington, DC, February 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Three-time Grammy award winning musician
Three-time Grammy award winning musician Keb Mo laughs as he is introduced to 124 middle and high school students from across the country as they take part in an interactive student workshop at the White House in Washington, DC, February 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit  JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Three-time Grammy award winning musician
Three-time Grammy award winning musician Keb Mo (R) and Grammy award winning musician Shemekia Copeland are introduced to 124 middle and high school students from across the country as they take part in an interactive student workshop at the White House in Washington, DC, February 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit  JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Grammy award winning musician Shemekia C
Grammy award winning musician Shemekia Copeland is introduced to 124 middle and high school students from across the country as they take part in an interactive student workshop at the White House in Washington, DC, February 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barak Obama introduces musi
US President Barak Obama introduces musi
US President Barak Obama introduces music legends and contemporary major artists at the White House for a celebration of Blues music and in recognition of Black History Month as part of their ?In Performance at the White House? series in Washington, DC, February 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barak Obama  introduces mus
US President Barak Obama introduces mus
US President Barak Obama introduces music legends and contemporary major artists at the White House for a celebration of Blues music and in recognition of Black History Month as part of their ?In Performance at the White House? series in Washington, DC, February 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barak Obama introduces musi
US President Barak Obama introduces musi
US President Barak Obama introduces music legends and contemporary major artists at the White House for a celebration of Blues music and in recognition of Black History Month as part of their ?In Performance at the White House? series in Washington, DC, February 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
(Credit:  Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
Blues musician B.B. King takes the stage
Blues musician B.B. King takes the stage during a celebration of Blues music and in recognition of Black History Month as part of their ?In Performance at the White House? series in Washington, DC, February 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
(Credit: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
Blues musician B.B. King gestures as he
Blues musician B.B. King gestures as he
Blues musician B.B. King gestures as he sings during a celebration of Blues music and in recognition of Black History Month as part of their ?In Performance at the White House? series in Washington, DC, February 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Blues musician Troy ?Trombone Shorty? An
Blues musician Troy ?Trombone Shorty? An
Blues musician Troy ?Trombone Shorty? Andrews plays during a celebration of Blues music and in recognition of Black History Month as part of their ?In Performance at the White House? series in Washington, DC, February 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Guitarists Jeff Beck (L), Derek Trucks (
Guitarists Jeff Beck (L), Derek Trucks (
Guitarists Jeff Beck (L), Derek Trucks (C) and Gary Clark (R) play during a celebration of Blues music and in recognition of Black History Month as part of their ?In Performance at the White House? series in Washington, DC, February 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Guitarists Jeff Beck (L), Derek Trucks (
Guitarists Jeff Beck (L), Derek Trucks (
Guitarists Jeff Beck (L), Derek Trucks (C) and Gary Clark (R) play during a celebration of Blues music and in recognition of Black History Month as part of their ?In Performance at the White House? series in Washington, DC, February 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Guitarists Jeff Beck (L), Derek Trucks (
Guitarists Jeff Beck (L), Derek Trucks (
Guitarists Jeff Beck (L), Derek Trucks (2nd L), Gary Clark (3rd L), B.B. King (C), Buddy Guy (5th R), Warrne Haynes (4th R), Shemekia Copeland (3rd R), Susan Tedeschi (2nd R) and Keb Mo (R) play during a celebration of Blues music and in recognition of Black History Month as part of their ?In Performance at the White House? series in Washington, DC, February 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
President And Mrs. Obama Host Music Legends For Celebration Of Blues Music
President And Mrs. Obama Host Music Legends For Celebration Of Blues Music
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 21: Blues musicians perform beneath a portrait of Martha Washington at a White House event titled In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues February 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. As part of the In Perfomance series, music legends and contemporary major artists have been invited to perform at the White House for a celebration of Blues music and in recognition of Black History Month. The program featured performances by B.B. King, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark, Jr., Shemekia Copeland, Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes, Mick Jagger, Keb Mo, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, with Taraji P. Henson as the program host and Booker T. Jones as music director and band leader. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
President And Mrs. Obama Host Music Legends For Celebration Of Blues Music
President And Mrs. Obama Host Music Legends For Celebration Of Blues Music
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 21: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a White House event titled In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues February 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. As part of the In Perfomance series, music legends and contemporary major artists have been invited to perform at the White House for a celebration of Blues music and in recognition of Black History Month. The program featured performances by B.B. King, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark, Jr., Shemekia Copeland, Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes, Mick Jagger, Keb Mo, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, with Taraji P. Henson as the program host and Booker T. Jones as music director and band leader. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Troy ?Trombone Shorty? Andrews (L), Guit
Troy ?Trombone Shorty? Andrews (L), Guit
Troy ?Trombone Shorty? Andrews (L), Guitarists Jeff Beck (2nd L), Derek Trucks (2nd R) and Gary Clark (R) play during a celebration of Blues music and in recognition of Black History Month as part of their ?In Performance at the White House? series in Washington, DC, February 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
B.B. King (C) plays with others during a
B.B. King (C) plays with others during a
B.B. King (C) plays with others during a celebration of Blues music and in recognition of Black History Month as part of their ?In Performance at the White House? series in Washington, DC, February 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
President And Mrs. Obama Host Music Legends For Celebration Of Blues Music
President And Mrs. Obama Host Music Legends For Celebration Of Blues Music
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 21: Blues legend B.B. King performs with an all-star cast at a White House event titled In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues February 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. As part of the In Perfomance series, music legends and contemporary major artists have been invited to perform at the White House for a celebration of Blues music and in recognition of Black History Month. The program featured performances by Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark, Jr., Shemekia Copeland, Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes, Mick Jagger, Keb Mo, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, with Taraji P. Henson as the program host and Booker T. Jones as music director and band leader. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
President And Mrs. Obama Host Music Legends For Celebration Of Blues Music
President And Mrs. Obama Host Music Legends For Celebration Of Blues Music
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 21: (L-R) Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes, Shemekia Copeland, Susan Tedeschi and Keb Mo perform at a White House event titled ?In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues? February 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. As part of their ?In Performance at the White House? series, President Barack Obama and the first lady have invited music legends and contemporary major artists to the White House for a celebration of Blues music and in recognition of Black History Month. The program featured performances by?Troy ?Trombone Shorty? Andrews,?Jeff Beck,?Gary Clark, Jr.,?Shemekia Copeland,?Buddy Guy,?Warren Haynes,?Mick Jagger,?B.B. King, Keb Mo,?Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks,?with Taraji P. Henson as the program host and Booker T. Jones as music director and band leader. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 21: (L-R) Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes, Shemekia Copeland, Susan Tedeschi and Keb Mo perform with an all-star cast at a White House event titled In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues February 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. As part of the In Perfomance series, music legends and contemporary major artists have been invited to perform at the White House for a celebration of Blues music and in recognition of Black History Month. The program featured performances by B.B. King, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Gary Clark, Jr., Mick Jagger and Derek Trucks, with Taraji P. Henson as the program host and Booker T. Jones as music director and band leader. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
President And Mrs. Obama Host Music Legends For Celebration Of Blues Music
President And Mrs. Obama Host Music Legends For Celebration Of Blues Music
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 21: Blues legend B.B. King performs with an all-star cast at a White House event titled In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues February 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. As part of the In Perfomance series, music legends and contemporary major artists have been invited to perform at the White House for a celebration of Blues music and in recognition of Black History Month. The program featured performances by Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark, Jr., Shemekia Copeland, Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes, Mick Jagger, Keb Mo, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, with Taraji P. Henson as the program host and Booker T. Jones as music director and band leader. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
President And Mrs. Obama Host Music Legends For Celebration Of Blues Music
President And Mrs. Obama Host Music Legends For Celebration Of Blues Music
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 21: Guitarist Jeff Beck (L) and Derek Trucks (R) perform with an all-star cast at a White House event titled In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues February 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. As part of the In Perfomance series, music legends and contemporary major artists have been invited to perform at the White House for a celebration of Blues music and in recognition of Black History Month. The program featured performances by B.B. King, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Gary Clark, Jr., Shemekia Copeland, Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes, Mick Jagger, Keb Mo, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, with Taraji P. Henson as the program host and Booker T. Jones as music director and band leader. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
President And Mrs. Obama Host Music Legends For Celebration Of Blues Music
President And Mrs. Obama Host Music Legends For Celebration Of Blues Music
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 21: Shemekia Copeland (L) and Susan Tedeschi (R) perform with an all-star cast at a White House event titled In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues February 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. As part of the In Perfomance series, music legends and contemporary major artists have been invited to perform at the White House for a celebration of Blues music and in recognition of Black History Month. The program featured performances by B.B. King, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Gary Clark, Jr., Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes, Mick Jagger, Keb Mo and Derek Trucks, with Taraji P. Henson as the program host and Booker T. Jones as music director and band leader. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
President And Mrs. Obama Host Music Legends For Celebration Of Blues Music
President And Mrs. Obama Host Music Legends For Celebration Of Blues Music
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 21: Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews performs with an all-star cast at a White House event titled In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues February 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. As part of the In Perfomance series, music legends and contemporary major artists have been invited to perform at the White House for a celebration of Blues music and in recognition of Black History Month. The program featured performances by B.B. King, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark, Jr., Shemekia Copeland, Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes, Mick Jagger, Keb Mo, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, with Taraji P. Henson as the program host and Booker T. Jones as music director and band leader. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
President And Mrs. Obama Host Music Legends For Celebration Of Blues Music
President And Mrs. Obama Host Music Legends For Celebration Of Blues Music
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 21: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a White House event titled In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues February 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. As part of the In Perfomance series, music legends and contemporary major artists have been invited to perform at the White House for a celebration of Blues music and in recognition of Black History Month. The program featured performances by B.B. King, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark, Jr., Shemekia Copeland, Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes, Mick Jagger, Keb Mo, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, with Taraji P. Henson as the program host and Booker T. Jones as music director and band leader. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
President And Mrs. Obama Host Music Legends For Celebration Of Blues Music
President And Mrs. Obama Host Music Legends For Celebration Of Blues Music
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 21: Blues legend B.B. King performs with an all-star cast at a White House event titled In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues February 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. As part of the In Perfomance series, music legends and contemporary major artists have been invited to perform at the White House for a celebration of Blues music and in recognition of Black History Month. The program featured performances by Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark, Jr., Shemekia Copeland, Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes, Mick Jagger, Keb Mo, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, with Taraji P. Henson as the program host and Booker T. Jones as music director and band leader. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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