US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive for a National African American History Month reception in the East Room of the White House on February 13, 2018 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
8:07 PM 02/13/2018
Melania Trump helped her husband celebrate Black History Month Tuesday.
“It was wonderful to welcome guests to the @WhiteHouse this evening in celebration of National African American History Month,” the first lady tweeted after she and President Donald Trump welcomed leaders of the African American community to the White House for a reception.
President Trump and the first lady hosted a reception to celebrate the National African American History Month with leaders and representatives from the African American community. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
“We look forward to hosting many more events that celebrate our unique and diverse cultures. #BlackHistoryMonth2018,” she added.
It was wonderful to welcome guests to the @WhiteHouse this evening in celebration of National African American History Month. We look forward to hosting many more events that celebrate our unique and diverse cultures. #BlackHistoryMonth2018
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) February 13, 2018
The president gave an inspiring speech at the event, recognizing the accomplishments of Frederick Douglas, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“It is the dream of a nation where every citizen, regardless of color, religion or background, can grow up to succeed and to thrive,” Trump shared. “A nation where every family is safe. Where every community can prosper and where all Americans can stand tall and proud and free.”
“Today marks the start of #BlackHistoryMonth Let this be a time to come together in a celebration of diversity,” the first lady captioned her post on Instagram earlier this month.