Family of Freedom: Presidents and African Americans in the White House

Family of Freedom Presidents and African Americans in the White House Barack Obama is the first African American President but the history of African Americans in the White House long predates him The building was built by slaves and African Americans have worked in i

  • Title: Family of Freedom: Presidents and African Americans in the White House
  • Author: Kenneth T. Walsh
  • ISBN: 9781594518331
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Barack Obama is the first African American President, but the history of African Americans in the White House long predates him The building was built by slaves, and African Americans have worked in it ever since, from servants to advisors In charting the history of African Americans in the White House, Kenneth T Walsh illuminates the trajectory of racial progress in thBarack Obama is the first African American President, but the history of African Americans in the White House long predates him The building was built by slaves, and African Americans have worked in it ever since, from servants to advisors In charting the history of African Americans in the White House, Kenneth T Walsh illuminates the trajectory of racial progress in the US He looks at Abraham Lincoln and his black seamstress and valet, debates between President Johnson and Martin Luther King over civil rights, and the role of black staff members under Nixon and Reagan Family of Freedom gives a unique view of US history as seen through the experiences of African Americans in the White House.

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    1. Coinciding with Black History Month and Presidents’ Day is publication of an anecdote-rich book about race relations in the White House from George Washington to Barack Obama. U.S. News & World Report’s Kenneth T. Walsh, who has covered the White House for 25 years, traces the complexities of U.S. presidents and African Americans around them – slaves, servants, outside advisors, activists and senior members of the Administration. From behind-the-scenes anecdotes about presidents’ pri [...]

    2. I never really read this book all the way through. It was intersting and had a lot of good unkown facts about the presidents. Pretty interesting, but like I said didn't hold my attention all the way through.

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