Thursday, December 10, 2020

Did You Know

Did you know John Adams was the first president of the United States to have a man of African descent as a dinner guest at the White House?

The guest was Joseph Bunel, a representative of Toussaint L'Ouverture. Toussaint was a leader of the slave rebellion on San Domingo. 


 


29 comments:

Andrew said...

I wonder how many African heritage people have been Whitehouse guests in the last four years.

Janie Junebug said...

I did not know that. I thought Teddy Roosevelt was the first to invite an African-American to The White House. I wonder if Adams was criticized as much as Roosevelt was.

Love,
Janie

Valerie-Jael said...

Interesting, I didn't know that! Hugs, Valerie

Elephant's Child said...

I didn't know that. Sadly I suspect that those of African heritage are much less likely to be invited guests in the White House than their proportion of the population would suggest is reasonable.

Sandra Cox said...

Especially today. But I'm expecting that to change come January.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Interesting bit of information, and I agree Sandra, that the face of the White House guests will look much different when the new administration is in place. It already looks different with the new cabinet nominees.

Birgit said...

I didn’t know this and I applaud this President who must have taken quite the risk to do this.

Jamie Ghione said...

Amazing!

CJ Kennedy said...

Didn't know that.

Sandra Cox said...

Not too many. But change is coming.

Sandra Cox said...

Good question.

Sandra Cox said...

Your Thursday Factoid;)
Hugs received and returned.

Jacqui Murray said...

Good to know. Nothing shy about American presidents, is there?

Christine said...

Interesting.

J.P. Alexander said...

Uy no conocía el dato. Gracias por la información . Te mando un beso

Jeanie said...

I did not!

nashvillecats2 said...

Another one I didn't know, you are a mind of information Sandra.

Yvonne.

Sandra Cox said...

I'm counting down the days.

Sandra Cox said...

He was a headstrong Northerner and followed his beliefs, of which education for all was one, regardless of consequences.

Sandra Cox said...

Yes:)

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, Yvonne;)

Sandra Cox said...

That's for sure.

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew that one

Sandra Cox said...

Your weekly factoid:)

Sandra Cox said...

Good on Adams.

Sandra Cox said...

You are most welcome.
Hugs

Sandra Cox said...

Your Thursday factoid:)

Sandra Cox said...

Your Adams' factoid:)

Magic Love Crow said...

Very interesting and excellent! Big Hugs!