A Touching Story
WAtoday ran a very touching story about a black White House butler who served through eight presidential administrations. He was there when the most significant events in racial history happened.
He was there while America’s racial history was being remade: the Little Rock school crisis, the 1963 March on Washington, the cities burning, the civil rights bills, the assassinations.
When he started at the White House in 1952, he couldn’t even use the public restrooms when he ventured back to his native Virginia. “We had never had anything,” Mr Allen, 89, recalls of black America at the time. “I was always hoping things would get better.”
I shed some tears reading the end of the story. Read it.