In November 2008, the American public spoke and elected Barack Obama as the first African-American President of the United States, culminating in his inauguration on January 20, 2009. This historical inauguration was consummated the day after we celebrate the birthdate of the world's most influential civil rights leader and architect of the riveting "I Have a Dream" speech, also delivered here in this great city of Washington, D.C. How incredibly fitting! What an incredible step toward achieving Dr. King's historically profound vision of equality. Terms such as wonder, surprise, and show in 2008 have been replaced by Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Humanitarian, and World Leader.
The American people spoke once again in November 2012 re-electing President Barack Obama for his last and final term. This inauguration, we will celebrate this monumental occasion in grand style with The Dream Moving Forward Inaugural Gala. There is not a more suitable place to hold this extraordinary event other than the prestigious, historical Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Before the Apollo and the Regal, there was The Howard Theatre. The Howard Theatre captivated audiences with speakers like Booker T. Washington, alongside performers like Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, and Nat King Cole. The Howard Theatre has always provided an environment where color barriers blurred and music unified. This is a place where dignitaries like President Franklin D. Roosevelt gathered with everyday people to see both superstars and rising stars.
Now it will be the location of the most prestigious celebration of our most precious gem of modern day times, President Barack Obama. The Howard Theatre continues to inspire change just as our 44th President has exemplified during his tenure as The President of The United States of America.
The Black Tie event will take place on Sunday, January 20, 2013. Not only will this be the most talked about event of the inauguration weekend, but of all time, with a star studded list of celebrity hosts and performers, engulfed in a sea of dignitaries and prominent influential citizens.
Come and be part of one of the greatest events in American history. If your weren't in DC to march on Washington with Dr. King, be at The Howard Theatre on Sunday, January 20th, 2013. Rejoice and celebrate progression with the elite citizens of this great country as welcome back the 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, to office.
The DREAM, MOVING FORWARD Inaugural Gala will undoubtedly by the premier event of this historical weekend. Don't miss out on this ledgendary and unforgettable experience. This is not an ordinary event; this will be a lasting memory!
"We don't ask you to believe in our ability to bring change, rather, we ask you to believe in yours." - Barack Obama
With Mistress of Ceremony Actress Angela Bassett
Live Performance by the legendary Patti LaBelle