Photo is of Michelle Obama and her daughters in South Africa.
Thank you Michelle Obama for drawing our attention to the historical fact that the White House was built by slaves. This is something I never considered before. It is now an incredible picture that I will forever hold in my mind.
I cannot even begin to imagine how amazing it must feel, as Michelle said, to wake up in the White House, every day with her daughters.
Smithsonian Magazine states that “ironically, the Statue of Freedom that sits atop the Capitol dome was made with the help of Philip Reid, a man enslaved by sculptor Thomas Crawford, who was commissioned to build the statue.”
That is irony, indeed.
We don’t know a lot about these slaves because they were not considered important. It is tragic to think that all these nameless and faceless people toiled to “make America great,” and no one will ever know…
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