|U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Chargé d’Affaires Jeffrey DeLaurentis watch as Marines raise the American flag at the Ambassador’s residence in Havana, Cuba, on August 14, 2015. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]|
National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes provides a detailed insight into this historic occasion over on Medium.
Also this week, President Obama met with a group of civil rights leaders to discuss a range of issues including the Administration's efforts on criminal justice reform, building trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve and the President's priorities during his final year in office. The meeting was the first of its kind as the President convened leaders who represent different generations of civil rights leaders.
On Thursday, the President and First Lady hosted a Black History Month Reception at the White House.