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Editorial: Presidential portrait captures Obama’s presidency

Former First Lady Michelle Obama and former President Barack Obama pose with artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald during the unveiling of their official portraits at the National Portrait Gallery Monday in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 15, 2018

Among a sea of white faces belonging to former commanders in chief, Barack Obama marked a decisive change in  what an American president looked like 10 years ago when he won his first term. And with the unveiling of his official presidential portrait Monday, the nation’s first black president is continuing to affect the visual pr...

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