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Booker T. Washington’s White House scandal

In 1901, Booker T. Washington was the first African-American to have dinner at the White House, on the invitation of President Teddy Roosevelt. The dinner caused an international scandal that lasted for years. Deborah David, author of “Guest of Honor – Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House Dinner that Shocked a Nation”, talks with Rev. Al Sharpton about this historic dinner.


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