SANTA CLARA, Calif.
— The White House released photos Thursday of a first-ever African-Americans to attend President Barack Obama’s inauguration.
The first-time black President’s office has confirmed the arrival of one of the most visible and influential members of his administration.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that the images released Thursday represent a “step in the right direction.”
“We have a long way to go to fully acknowledge the role that women have played in this nation, and that is something that has been a long-standing conversation,” Earnest told reporters Thursday.
“The image we have released today shows two first-timers of the first family, and we look forward to the next steps of the administration.”
Obama’s first African American president will be the first to serve in the Oval Office as he’s the first African to hold the office.
While he’s been anointed as the president of all Americans, Obama is also a first lady who has served as a First Lady and first lady, a senator and a U.S. senator, and a diplomat.
The photo released Thursday shows one of three first-hand accounts of the historic day, with one woman standing with the first lady and other women walking in the White House courtyard.