The recent speech by First Lady Michelle Obama at the Democratic National Convention highlighted what appears to be a little-known, or at least under-recognized, fact: the importance of slave labor in the construction of the capital the newly independent United States of America. From the White House to the US Capitol building, enslaved Africans were involved in all aspects of construction.
The White House Was, in Fact, Built by Slaves
By Danny Lewis
July 26, 2016