Former Senator Edward William Brooke is presented with the Congressional Gold Medal as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and President Barack Obama look on Wednesday in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Brooke was the first African American to be elected to the Senate by popular vote. He’s also the last Republican senator from Massachusetts and the last elected black member of the Senate to come from the Republican Party.
FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA AT GAME ONE
New York Yankees legend and Baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra, First lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, present Iraq veteran Tony Odierno with a baseball so he can throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Game One of the 2009 MLB World Series between the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies at Yankee Stadium on Thursday night in the Bronx borough of New York City.