The Black History of the White House
Clarence Lusane talked about his book, The Black History of the White House, in which he presents a history of African-Americans and the White House. In his book, 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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