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.… read more

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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Program ID:
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Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Apr 10, 2011 | 7:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Oct 19, 2014 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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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
  • Oct 11, 2014 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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  • Oct 19, 2014 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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