African-American Leaders Join President Obama For Executive Order Signing

Souce: Jennifer Epstein / Politico

The Rev. Al Sharpton, NAACP President Ben Jealous, United Negro College Fund President Michael Lomax and several other African-American leaders visited the White House on Thursday to watch President Obama sign an executive order creating an initiative aimed at improving educational achievement.

Obama’s signature launched the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, which “aims to ensure that all African American students can receive an education that fully prepares them for high school graduation, college completion and productive careers,” a White House official said Wednesday before the president announced the initiative in his speech to the National Urban League.

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