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People protesting the death of George Floyd outside the White House on 16th Street NW and in Lafayette Square on June 3, 2020. Image courtesy of Ted Eytan, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

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White House History Live: Protest at the People’s House

Join us in learning more about White House History right from your own home. Our Facebook Live series, White House History Live, delves into the stories that make up the history of the Executive Mansion.

For more than a century, thousands of Americans have gathered in Lafayette Park across from the White House to exercise their First Amendment rights and bring awareness to their respective causes. Senior Vice President and Director of the David M. Rubenstein Center Colleen Shogan and Vice President of the David M. Rubenstein Center Dr. Matthew Costello will discuss how individuals, groups, and organizations historically used this space to advocate equality, protest policy, and demand action from the neighborhood's most powerful occupant.

This event will be live streamed on the White House Historical Association's Facebook Page starting at 5 pm on July 14th.