Book Discussion on The Black History of the White House

Clarence Lusane presents a history of African-Americans and the White House. Mr. Lusane reports that 25% of American presidents… read more

Clarence Lusane presents a history of African-Americans and the White House. Mr. Lusane reports that 25% of American presidents were slave holders and recalls the many slaves who worked at the White House such as those who assisted in its construction. His history also includes the black men and women who were employed at the White House in the 20th century, including the first black secret service agent, Abraham Bolden. He responded to questions from members of the audience at this “Meet the Author @ NYPL” event held Saturday, February 5, 2011, at the Harlem Library in New York City.  close

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Book Discussion on The Black History of the White House

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New York, New York, United States
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Apr 10, 2011
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May 22, 2011

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  • Apr 10, 2011 | 7:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 16, 2011 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 22, 2011 | 6:09am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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