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Obamas paint MLK mural at DC family shelter

Obamas paint MLK mural at DC family shelter
Posted at 7:53 PM, Jan 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-16 19:53:00-05

ATLANTA (AP) - President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are honoring Martin Luther King Jr.'s memory by painting a mural at a family shelter in Washington.

The Obamas joined residents of the Jobs Have Priority Naylor Road Family Shelter to paint a display of the slain civil rights activist on a wall in the community room. The mural features a large rendering of King's face surrounded by butterflies, under the words "Wall of Hope."

Obama was working on a butterfly and told reporters he was just trying to get it right.

The shelter is also where the Obamas donated the swing set they installed on the White House South Lawn in 2009 for their daughters when Malia and Sasha were younger.

Obama leaves office Friday.