Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Did slaves really build the White House?

Jen Mills for Metro.co.uk
Tuesday 26 Jul 2016 1:16 pm

The White House (Picture: Getty)

First Lady Michelle Obama made a speech last night when she described waking up every morning ‘in a house built by slaves’.

She said the White House, America’s presidential residence, stood as a symbol of how much life had changed since the 1700s, as a black family now lived there.

Speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Mrs Obama said:

I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves.

And I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent, black young women, playing with their dogs on the White House lawn. And because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters and all our sons and daughters now take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States.

Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2016/07/26/did-slaves-really-build-the-white-house-6029823/#ixzz4FYZfHsk4


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