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:

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

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  2. 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

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

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    1. Your Thursday Factoid;)
      Hugs received and returned.

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  4. 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.

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

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  5. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

    Yvonne.

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  10. Very interesting and excellent! Big Hugs!

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