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Scandal: Dinner at the White House to Honor a Black Man!

During the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt, a newspaper ran the headline: “It’s a crime worse than treason!” What was the crime? Teddy Roosevelt had invited a black man for dinner in the White House—something that had never been done before. The object of the furor was a 45-year-old, mild-mannered gentleman named Booker T. Washington, known […]

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