The Black History of the White House

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Categories: News, The Atlanta Post

The White House has an indelible history of black service by slaves, servants, cooks, butlers,  ushers and secret service agents. In the scheme of world events, their stories may be trivial, but their presence through the ages makes it clear that the palest thing about the White House is its paint job.

“The White House has always reflected the paradoxes, contradictions, conflicts that have existed in the country as a whole,” said Clarence Lusane, author of “The Black History of the White House” and an associate professor of political science at American University.

Continued at The Atlanta Post

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