Petitioning First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama and 1 other
This petition will be delivered to:
First Lady of the United States
Michelle Obama
President
Barack Obama

Public Acknowledgment On White House Grounds Honoring The Slaves Who Helped Build The White House

The slaves working on the building were bricklayers and carpenters. And though their names (and only their first names) appear in the pay records, the money they earned went to their owners. Even the architect of the White House, James Hoban, owned three slaves who were working on the project, and Hoban was paid for their labor. It's to right this wrong and honor the people who help build the most recognizable building on the planet!

 

Orginally posted on The Politicus


Letter to
First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama
President Barack Obama
Public Acknowledgment On White House Grounds Honoring The Slaves Who Helped Build The White House