A House Built by Slaves

In this video Professor Jonathan White discusses his book, A House Built by Slaves: African American Visitors to the Lincoln White House with Bjorn Skaptason of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop in Chicago.

The video’s description reads, “Author Jonathan White talked about President Abraham Lincoln’s White House invitations to African Americans, and the impact of those meetings on race relations. Among those who received invitations: Black Christian ministers, former slaves, and abolitionists Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth. The Abraham Lincoln Book Shop in Chicago hosted this virtual event.”


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