(VIDEO) How Slaves Built the Capitol and the White House
Note from Allison: this is fascinating stuff. Click the image of the Capitol to purchase Holland’s wonderful book.
Yesterday, the first African American president in US history, Barack Obama, and wife Michelle and two daughters, Malia and Sasha, will be taking up residence in the White House, a house built by slaves. The Capitol, too, was built by slaves, as was the Supreme Court. Last night, I spoke with Associated Press reporter Jesse Holland. He is author of Black Men Built the Capitol: Discovering African-American History In and Around Washington, D.C.