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Jon White

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.

Historian Jon White discusses his recent book, A House Built by Slaves: African American Visitors to the Lincoln White House, which details how President Abraham Lincoln welcomed African Americans to his White House during America’s most divided and war-torn era. White will discuss why Lincoln’s unprecedented welcoming of African American men and women to the White House transformed the trajectory of race relations in the United States and how African Americans used the White House as a national stage to amplify their calls for equality.

This event will be live streamed on the White House Historical Association's Facebook and YouTube pages starting at 5 pm ET on April 12.