Sunday, April 12, 2009

Maybe we'll see the White House Easter Egg Roll

White House Easter Egg Roll, 1898. Courtesy Library of Congress.

Black children in Washington, D.C. participated in the annual Easter egg hunt at the White House, one of the public events that blacks were allowed to attend in that segregated city.

My how things have changed since 1898 !!!

We are actually going to try to attend a splendid free concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Denyce Graves, the Chicago Children's Choir and the Marine Band will perform in honour of Marian Anderson, who sang at the Easter concert 70 years ago, some say setting the stage for the civil rights era. Colin Powell will read from Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address.


  1. Ma soeur,
    What a wonderful day you have planned. Thanks for keeping us up to date with your special Easter activities. It is a glorious day here, and hopefully you are enjoying splendid weather as well.

  2. I see it is no need for me to wish you a Happy Easter, you are most certainly having one.

  3. Happy Easter! Even without tickets, you can go in the a.m. and watch the festivities and events related to the Egg Roll on Monday - see the White House website for info. FYI -adults aren't given tickets unless accompanied by kids at this event.