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Two Men 'Cast Together'

Prof. Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Sgt. James Crowley.

A Beer in the Rose Garden


The White House Rose Garden.

Beer of Choice


A light drink and snacks on the White House Rose Garden.

What's on the Menu?


The beer selections (from left to right) of Sgt. James Crowley, President Barack Obama and Henry Louis Gates Jr. for the "de-escalation" happy hour on July 30.

PROFESSOR GATES: I would like to applaud President Obama for bringing Sergeant Crowley, me and our families together. 

Happy Hour Begins


Drinks and discussion on the White Hosue Rose Garden.

Tall Orders


The gentleman are served their beers.

Beer with the Vice President


Vice President Joe Biden joins President Barack Obama as he has a beer with Prof. Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Sgt. James Crowley.

A Discussion Toward 'De-Escalation'


Professor Gates converses with President Obama, Vice President Biden and Sgt. Crowley over beer.

Snacks with Beer


President Obama and Vice President Obama reach for snacks while sitting with Gates and Crowley on the White House Rose Garden.

A Word with the President


Sgt. Crowley talks with President Obama.