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Antawan Brown

    “Yes we can”. I am guessing you know who this person of great change is. This year I got a experience of a life time that changed me forever as a person of the United States. I go to a school which ironically is called The Facing History School. We are all about change with not only our school community but the world. In my senior year I was invited to go to Washington D.C to meet the president Barack Obama. A young black boy from Harlem got a chance to see something that will forever be known in him and his school. This however was not just a normal trip. Only a hundred and twenty students was invited to go in the United States. So this already was amazing to me. This trip was for black history month. In the white house they were having a event basically celebrating African American history and how far they have came from making a powerful change during the civil rights movement. Which was created by the Grammy Museum. Now the best thing about this trip was the luck my school got. There was a huge blizzard coming in Washington DC so we were stuck there. So the president decide to have the event the day we had to leave. Since it snowed we got to go meet a lot of people. People like Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, their daughters, and their dog. Then we meet famous people like Smokey Robinson, Bob Dylan, Jennifer Hudson, Morgan Freemen, and many more. After the show some people got to shake Obama’s hand but I did not get that chance sadly. After the president left the room they let the people leave. There was three doors two were exits and one was were all the famous people were. I was leaving through the correct door because I did not want to get in trouble but my friend pushed me so I got to talk to the celebrities without any problem felt so good being there. I know this is about what changed me and that was one of the things that changed the way I think and see things. For example, there were some things I never knew about the civil rights movement and how much the music meant to them in that time to get through everything. It made me realize just how much special it is that Obama is a black president and we as a united nation has move pass racism at least a little bit. Beside the white how there was another way I changed. That was with my classmates and teacher. We got personal time to like joke around and have fun. During the snow storm we all went out and had basically a snow fight with no teams. But it was a fun time we had. We got a chance to bond with each other more then we were because of a snow storm and leaving us stuck in Washington DC for more days. If I never got that experience maybe I wouldn’t have another point of view on things. I want to make it some where in life. Some how be able to make a difference for me and others because you can not move on if you can not get others to do so.
 

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