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A Conversation with Distinguished Author Jonathan White

Event date: 2/8/2022 7:00 PM Export event
Jenni Dahl
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A Conversation with Distinguished Author Jonathan White

Four Score Speaker Series

The Four Score Speaker Series returns for the new year on February 8th with a special pre-publication conversation with Dr. Jonathan W. White about his new book, A House Built by Slaves:
African American Visitors to the Lincoln White House

The book, which will be released by Rowman & Littlefield on February 12th, “illuminates why Lincoln’s then-unprecedented welcoming of African American men and women to the White House transformed the trajectory of race relations in the United States. From his 1862 meetings with Black Christian ministers, Lincoln began inviting African Americans of every background into his home, from ex-slaves from the Deep South to champions of abolitionism such as Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth.” Jonathan W. White is an associate professor of American Studies at Christopher Newport University. He is the author of ten books and over 100 articles, essays, and reviews on Lincoln and the Civil War.

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