A House Built By Slaves: African American Encounters with Abraham Lincoln

Now, in these private moments at the White House, Lincoln practiced what he had been preaching. He treated all people as equals and connected with them on an emotional level in ways that no white person likely ever had. Certainly no president before Lincoln had ever done so.

Lecture Description

This lecture explores Lincoln’s interactions with African Americans during the Civil War, explaining the significance of the meetings he had with black visitors to the White House.


African American Lincoln

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