86 Year old, Christine King Farris, sister of Martin Luthur King Jr., smiles as President Barack Obama is sworn in on her brother's bible on this great day in history, Jan 21, 2013. Christine King, Brother Bible, King Farris, Presidents Barack, Civil Right, Martin Luther, Black History, Barack Obama, Luther King
President Barack Obama talks with former President Bill Clinton in the Lower Press Office before addressing the media in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, Dec. 10, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Te Ata Fisher, Chickasaw, entertained President Franklin D. Roosevelt and King George VI of Britain through song, dance and storytelling. Born in 1895, Te Ata, which means “Bearer of the Morning” spent much of her 99 years telling the stories and folklore of her people to local and worldwide audiences. Te Ata shared her gift of storytelling on the Chautauqua circuit in the 1920s – a lecture circuit used by entertainers, politicians and religious leaders before the advent of radio broadcasts.