The Black History of the White House
About the Program
Clarence Lusane presents a history of African-Americans and the White House. 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 African-American men and women who were employed at the White House in the 20th century, including the first black secret service agent, Abraham Bolden. Clarence Lusane presents his book at the Harlem Library in New York City.
About the Authors
Clarence Lusane is the program director for Comparative and Regional Studies at American University. He is the author of numerous books, including Pipe Dream Blues: Racism and the War on Drugs.